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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    More than a bit thoughtless IMO.

    Yeah. Family should be told first, before any kind of public announcement is made. Give them a chance to deal with it first before making it public.

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

    He should've been told to shut up and leave. We've already determined on another thread that you can't say anything you want in a graduation speech.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    He had been referring to Jonathan Allen, America's Got Talent, whose parents threw him out when he told them he was gay.

    As for the young Belton student, as much courage as I know it took, and as supportive as I am for the plight of all in the LBGT community, a graduation ceremony is not the appropriate venue for "coming out" to a captive audience who is there to celebrate a graduation, not hear religious recitation nor sexuality confessions.



    It would be nice to know what the audience thought about this dudes tell-all speech.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    For one thing, no one would be asking "What makes people think anyone wants to hear about their religious preference, especially if they weren't asked about it in the first place? "



    For sure a lot of people wouldn't be interested, but few would be upset.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    just out of curiosity...how could this guy have experienced prejudice and rejection if he didn't "come out" until graduation? And if everyone already knew he was gay so that they rejected and discriminated against him...what was the ****ing point of officially coming out at graduation?



    Excellent question.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah. Family should be told first, before any kind of public announcement is made. Give them a chance to deal with it first before making it public.
    This goes along with a lot of things. For example, what would it be like if some kid gave a graduation speech telling everyone that she has struggled with dealing with being raped early in the year... and had not told her parents until this moment?
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This goes along with a lot of things. For example, what would it be like if some kid gave a graduation speech telling everyone that she has struggled with dealing with being raped early in the year... and had not told her parents until this moment?

    Exactly. During a speech in front of everyone is not the first time you want to hear about some REALLY major unknown in your child's life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
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    I suspect most drug addicts could say the same thing.

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

    belton is 5 miles down the road from me.

    (runs into the shower to wash the nearby gay off)
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