Disinvited Gay Speaker Addresses Prep Grads At CMU

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — An alumnus of a Michigan Catholic high school who wasn’t allowed to speak at its graduation ceremony because he’s gay has delivered his planned talk to the graduates at a different location.

Dominic Sheahan-Stahl gave the address Sunday at Central Michigan University’s Warriner Hall in Mount Pleasant.

The 32-year-old actor had been invited to speak at Sacred Heart Academy’s graduation ceremony Sunday, but the invitation was withdrawn.

Sheahan-Stahl is a 1998 graduate of the Mount Pleasant prep school and now lives in New York City. His youngest brother is in this year’s graduating class.

Mlive.com (http://bit.ly/KTfiQ0 ) says Sheahan-Stahl wore a white T-shirt bearing the words “Live Through Love.”

Sacred Heart graduates occupied the first three rows of the auditorium, wearing their red and white graduation gowns.

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