As Pride Month begins, there is no better LGBTQ role model than John Dodig.
An educator for 47 years, it was only in his last 11 that he was out publicly as a gay man. But what an 11 years those were.
As principal of Staples High School, Dodig fostered an atmosphere of inclusion and acceptance for all. He was admired and adored by students, staff, and the entire community.
But it took a lifetime of struggle for Dodig to get there.
The other day, I sat with him in the Westport Library’s Trefz Forum. We talked about his career in education, his journey as a gay man, and what it all means for him and our community today.
As always, Dodig was clear, honest, incisive, and very funny. Click here for the newest “06880: The Podcast” interview.