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High school senior comes out in best possible way

He used his yearbook quote to hilarious effect

“Of course I dress well, I didn’t spend all that time in the closet for nothing.”

–New Jersey high school senior Maxwell Barrett, in the Raritan High School yearbook.

“I wanted to go out with a bang,” Barrett told The Huffington Post. “I had never done sports, or clubs. I was always just an art student. I wanted to go out in a way people would remember me by!”

Barrett was apparently out to most of his friends, though not his parents. Thankfully, they loved it.

“They said it was the best one in the yearbook and that they were proud of me,” he said, adding that they’d always suspected his sexuality. The quote was “just more of a confirmation.”

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