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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    When YOU earn a valedictorian or salutatorian slot, you can make your speech as acceptable to the crowd as you'd like.
    been there, done that.


    I hate it when you are sitting there sweating like horse and these kids just keep rambling on and on. Back in my day, you had 3 speakers. the valedictorian, the salutatorian and some random guest speaker. At my daughter's HS grad...they had 10 freakin "valedictorians" who each gave a 5 -10 minute speech. it was held at the football stadium because the gym/auditorium wasn't big enough. end of may, 90+ ****ing degrees, 95% humidity and these kids just kept on and on and on... All I kept thinking was "for the love of god, SHUT THE **** UP"
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    To be fair, did your valedictorian experience the same kind of prejudice and rejection at your school that this particular boy did? Overt racism is largely a thing of the past in the U.S., but overt homophobia is still with us, especially in crucible cruel called public school.
    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?
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    To be fair, did your valedictorian experience the same kind of prejudice and rejection at your school that this particular boy did? Overt racism is largely a thing of the past in the U.S., but overt homophobia is still with us, especially in crucible cruel called public school.
    Back in the late 70's, it was still obvious, and yes, she did deal with it. Quite well, I may add. Unfortunately, several others in that school were not so fortunate as she was in having the ability to deal with it.

    Actually, I feel there is less prejudice now against gay/lesbian people then there has ever been, more acceptance thankfully.
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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.
    Absolutely we are proud of who we are. In spite of your bullying we go on.

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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?
    "Coming out" is an official acknowledgement, a public admission of being gay...everybody knows who the fairies are in school, but they keep it on the down low so as to attract less attention and to avoid as much stigma and social ostracism as can be done if you don't act exactly as macho as the jocks.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    "Coming out" is an official acknowledgement, a public admission of being gay...everybody knows who the fairies are in school, but they keep it on the down low so as to attract less attention and to avoid as much stigma and social ostracism as can be done if you don't act exactly as macho as the jocks.
    like I said....if everyone already knew...what's the point of making an "official acknowledgement"? to quote Eddie Murphy: "tell us something we don't know, mother****er"

    It would be like GottaGo's valedictorian standing up and offically anouncing she was black.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    like I said....if everyone already knew...what's the point of making an "official acknowledgement"? to quote Eddie Murphy: "tell us something we don't know, mother****er"

    It would be like GottaGo's valedictorian standing up and offically anouncing she was black.
    It isnan act of pride. Saying we should all go into adulthood with integrity and pride in who we are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    What makes people think anyone wants to hear about their sexual preferance, especially if they weren't asked about it in the first place?

    ITA!......most people do not feel a need to stand up and declare their sexual preferences.....I don't see the point in it....for example: A new acquaintance/employee introduces her/him self by saying "Hi my name is Blah Blah and I'm gay".....why do that to their self??.....does that define who they are as an individual in everyday life instead of letting people get to know them for who they are outside their bedroom?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    It isnan act of pride. Saying we should all go into adulthood with integrity and pride in who we are.
    so why wait until graduation to do it?
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by straykatz View Post
    ITA!......most people do not feel a need to stand up and declare their sexual preferences.....I don't see the point in it....for example: A new acquaintance/employee introduces her/him self by saying "Hi my name is Blah Blah and I'm gay".....why do that to their self??.....does that define who they are as an individual in everyday life instead of letting people get to know them for who they are outside their bedroom?
    Hi, my name is Timmy and I like turtles......
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