A teacher who was bullied as a schoolboy for being gay came out to 1,000 of his pupils during a school assembly.
Daniel Gray decided to be open about his sexuality after being told to keep it a secret while training to be a teacher.
But after coming out in an assembly, the 32-year-old teacher has been inundated with support from staff, current and former pupils at Harris Academy South Norwood, in Croydon, south London.
When Daniel was a schoolboy, he was bullied for being gay even though he didn't know it himself at the time.
When he decided to become a teacher, Daniel was told to keep his sexuality a secret from his pupils.
At previous schools, Daniel felt he had to avoid answering particular questions from students.
Since coming out, Daniel said the response from staff and students has been "phenomenal".
Other students have since approached Mr Gray for advice about coming to terms with their sexuality, and how they could come out to their friends and family.
He has even had emails from former students, who are gay, congratulating him and saying that they wish he had come out while they were at the school.