Mormon Valedictorian Shares Very EMOTIONAL Coming Out Story On Ellen. WATCH!

(Photo: Matthew Easton)

Matthew Easton, the Brigham Young University valedictorian who came out during his graduation speech last week sat down with Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that airs Monday, reports Raw Story.

Easton told classmates, friends, family, and faculty, “I am proud to be a gay son of God.”

Easton, in a clip DeGeneres posted to Instagram (below) tells Ellen the reason he came out during his speech, and how one classmate’s tragic suicide, the result of anti-gay bullying, motivated him.