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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Cue the ignorant "this kid is just a gay attention whore" comments now.
    You mean like the kid who recited the Lord's Prayer? Of course, he wasn't just an attention whore. He was also called a hypocrite and a douchebag.

    I'll be watching this thread with interest.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    He doesn't have to announce in to his entire community. No need to be an idiotic, attention brat. It would be the same as me announcing to everybody that I am going out with so and so at my local bar.

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    Cue the ignorant "this kid is just a gay attention whore" comments now.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    These perverts wear it like a badge of honor.
    Being gay doesn't make someone a pervert.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You mean like the kid who recited the Lord's Prayer?
    Not brave at all. To recite the Lord's Prayer is pandering to the audience here. To come out as gay here in Texas is a challenge with the conventions where our govonor actively campaigns for President on things like this:


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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    "Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am hereby converting to the religion of the majority of this country."

    Yeah...doesn't have as much impact.
    Converting to a religion is still an important personal decision regardless of you wanting to downplay it. /shrug

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    These perverts wear it like a badge of honor.
    This is your opinion... which as I have told you is valueless when discussing facts.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Truthfully, all these people making political, religious, or personal revelations in their graduation speeches really annoy me. Somewhat reminds me of someone telling a very personal/political/religious secret... on Jerry Springer.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What makes people think anyone wants to hear the lord's prayer, especially if they weren't asked about it first?

    Who really cares?
    A lot of people probably don't want to hear it at a very unexpected time and place. I would think it pretty odd to hear a Hall of Fame inductee break into it during their acceptance speech. It would be just as odd if they announced they were gay then.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Interesting criticism. Do you have that feeling about all graduation speeches where students try to offer their personal experiences in a way the class can relate to or just when the speaker comes out as gay?
    Nice try, but if you want to fish, you've picked the wrong pond.

    It has nothing to do with the actual subject matter, it has to do with the I and not the we. Though 'bullying' seems to include an awful lot of things that are built to protect the tender feelings of kids these days, regardless of their sexual orientation, the majority of students don't go through true bullying. So I feel his parallel is not well drawn. To use his speech to announce to his parents/friends that he is gay, well, his choice, but not the best place to do it IMO.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    To use his speech to announce to his parents/friends that he is gay, well, his choice, but not the best place to do it IMO.
    Yep. There were probably a lot better places to announce it, like maybe at his graduation party or at breakfast the next day, places where people who might actually have an interest would be. But hey maybe his folks like surprises!
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