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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Dude can't be gay..... no gay man would be caught dead wearing a green and white checkered shirt with a red and black striped bowtie.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    don't you know anything??? it's not bigotry if the target is straight, white, conservative
    I guess I don't. But I do recognize hypocrisy when I see it.

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    There is a time and a place for everything, and valedictories--farewells--are a particular type of ceremonial rhetoric and follow certain conventions. There's even a Wiki-How entry: How to Write a Valedictorian Speech: 8 Steps - wikiHow

    See #3, which discusses aiming at inclusiveness/representation of the class itself.
    But #2 says that you should be brutally honest about yourself and properly represent who you are. The speech written by the Texas kid did both #2 and #3.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I fail to see the "bravery" of admitting something that most people already knew
    Try getting beaten up or raped. The desire to stand up to sociopathic bullies takes bravery

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Why is being gay so popular these days?
    There is a difference between supporting a kid for who they are and cannot change, and it being "popular".
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Here was a chance - a great honor at that - to address your fellow classmates and talk about their collective dreams and accomplishments, with him as the privileged and deserving spokesperson for the class.

    Instead, he made it all about him.

    Typical. Why are gays so damn needy of attention?

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Here was a chance - a great honor at that - to address your fellow classmates and talk about their collective dreams and accomplishments, with him as the privileged and deserving spokesperson for the class.

    Instead, he made it all about him.

    Typical. Why are gays so damn needy of attention?
    Not all gays are. Most, in fact, aren't. This is more about narcissism than anything else, and what I'm seeing with 18-year olds, including in my own family, is narcissism, the need not just to record everything for "posterity," but also the notion that everything one does is unendingly important and exciting for everybody else.

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Try getting beaten up or raped. The desire to stand up to sociopathic bullies takes bravery
    hyperbole much? no evidence that this kid was ever beaten or raped.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    hyperbole much? no evidence that this kid was ever beaten or raped.

    It isnt hyperbol. Being homosexual makes one a taeget for violence by psychopaths.

    It is very common. Some people in this thread wish violence and pain on gays. They laugh and chuckle when a gay is bullied until suicide or dragged behind a truck.

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    But #2 says that you should be brutally honest about yourself and properly represent who you are. The speech written by the Texas kid did both #2 and #3.
    My point was that that in ceremonial discourse/epideitic rhetoric, as in all rhetoric, there is an obligation to one's audience. Here's what #3 says:

    Be open to what the rest of the grade [class] is thinking. While you have been chosen to write the valedictorian speech and present it, remember that you have a responsibility to try and reflect your classmates' broader interests and wishes too.

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