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



    A Texas high school senior used his graduation speech last week to announce to his family, friends and fellow students that he's gay.

    Mitch Anderson, a member of Belton High School’s 2013 graduating class, told a local radio station that he had never come out to anyone before his salutatorian speech on Thursday at the Bell County Expo.
    “Once I got up there and started talking, I felt completely fine,” Anderson, who lives in Temple, Texas, told KTEM News Radio.
    “I myself am guilty of self-doubt, relying on others to give my life definition,” Anderson said in his speech. “But that time has passed, and I feel the moment has arrived for me to be publicly true to my personal identity. So now, I can say, I’m gay.
    "It is both a significant portion of who I am and an inconsequential aspect," he continued. "It’s as natural and effortless to me as breathing. I couldn’t change myself even if I wanted and, believe me, I have."

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

    Here's another example from America's Got Talent last night -

    Jonathan Allen Performs "Time To Say Goodbye" - America's Got Talent - YouTube

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

    Cue the ignorant "this kid is just a gay attention whore" comments now.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Here's another example from America's Got Talent last night -

    Jonathan Allen Performs "Time To Say Goodbye" - America's Got Talent - YouTube
    That was pretty ****ing good.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    What makes people think anyone wants to hear about their sexual preferance, especially if they weren't asked about it in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That was pretty ****ing good.
    The song I want played at my wake and he did it justice. The kid could very well be the next Bocelli or even Pavarotti if given the training. If he's right about what happenned, not leaving stuff out, I hope his folks rot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post


    A Texas high school senior used his graduation speech last week to announce to his family, friends and fellow students that he's gay.

    Mitch Anderson, a member of Belton High School’s 2013 graduating class, told a local radio station that he had never come out to anyone before his salutatorian speech on Thursday at the Bell County Expo.
    “Once I got up there and started talking, I felt completely fine,” Anderson, who lives in Temple, Texas, told KTEM News Radio.
    “I myself am guilty of self-doubt, relying on others to give my life definition,” Anderson said in his speech. “But that time has passed, and I feel the moment has arrived for me to be publicly true to my personal identity. So now, I can say, I’m gay.
    "It is both a significant portion of who I am and an inconsequential aspect," he continued. "It’s as natural and effortless to me as breathing. I couldn’t change myself even if I wanted and, believe me, I have."

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    Interesting way to do it, but if that's what he wanted to do, so be it.
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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?
    Welcome to the valedictorian/salutatorian speech, folks are going to say a lot of things they weren't asked about in the first place. He earned his time at that mic, and there's nothing wrong in how he used it.

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

    Can you imagine how different this thread would be if he announced his conversion to Christianity?

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

    A homosexual with exponentially more copious amounts of virility than myself....impressive.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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