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High School Student Comes Out Publicly To School

Hits: 21888 | Rating: (1.9) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:29:12 AM
You can come out in subtle ways. As he is an actor I think it was more about needing to be fearless.

bongsmoka420
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 291 Posts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:12:27 AM
"We all like to be the STAR once in a while"
yeah true dat. especially you Gerry. lol

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:23:44 PM
Musuko42-"Whoah...pretty much like a creationist."

Hey, no reason to get dirty.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:52:36 AM

MeGrendel - you say "attention whore" like it's a bad thing.
Your long trolling comments in this thread could be seen by some as attention whoring. But why not? We all like to be the the STAR once in a while. :)

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:20:02 AM
@MeGrendel

"your stance is 'Oh NO!, he's gay and you have no right to question his motives'."

No. My stance is that he's a total stranger to you, and you have no idea what his thoughts are and what life he lives and what his environment is like.

That is why you have no place making unfounded declarations of what his motives are. You are free to question his motives. But you have not been questioning his motives. You have already made up your mind about his motives. You skipped the whole questioning bit and went straight to making up your own answers.

Whoah...pretty much like a creationist. Wow.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:17:36 AM
@MeGrendel

"And you're in no position to judge if he didn't."

Correct. And I haven't done that. Show me where I've said that he didn't.

"I don't care who he shares it with."

Clearly you do, because you've been arguing about that very thing for days now.

"Anyone who is so scared of gays that they 'don't want it talked about' are idiots."

That's exactly how you've been appearing to us. This gay guy talked about it, and you got into a tizzy over it.

"My whole point is the REASON he did it, which to me appears he is an attention whore."

Ah, now THAT is better: you're now saying it APPEARS TO YOU to be that way, which is acceptable. Before, you had been saying he "is" an attention whore, which is an objective statement that you need to prove, which you couldn't.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:05:28 AM
Musuko42-"You're in no position to judge if he did it for attention for himself."

And you're in no position to judge if he didn't.

I've only presented my opinion of what I thought his actions were. That's all you have also.

Musuko42-"just annoyed that what YOU personally think is right isn't shared by the majority of the society"

You're reading a lot into it. I don't care who he shares it with. Anyone who is so scared of gays that they 'don't want it talked about' are idiots. When people tell me their gay I just say 'Cool, so I'll check out the chicks and you check out their boyfriend', or if it's a girl that told me I just say 'Hey, let's both check out the chicks'.

My whole point is the REASON he did it, which to me appears he is an attention whore.

And where I'll be happy for you to have your opposing opinion, your stance is 'Oh NO!, he's gay and you have no right to question his motives'.

So whi

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 8:36:20 AM
@MeGrendel

"A person using an acceptable platform to bring awareness to others is different than an attention whore using it to his own end."

1: You're in no position to judge if he did it for attention for himself.
2: And if he did do it for attention for himself, it's expected because...and how many times must I keep saying this...HE. IS. AN. ACTOR. IT. IS. PART. OF. THE. JOB. DESCRIPTION. FFS.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 8:34:13 AM
@MeGrendel

So you're argument is that his speech was made in an appropriate way, or location?

Do you run that school?

If not, and I'm assuming that you don't, how is it your place to say what was appropriate?

And as I mentioned before, the audience gave him a standing ovation...so it seems they thought it was pretty appropriate.

Are you just annoyed that what YOU personally think is right isn't shared by the majority of the society that surrounds you?

Well look at that...welcome to what it feels like to be a minority.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 7:48:11 AM
Musuko42-"Do you scream and rant at people who wear an AC/DC t-shirt"

Why would I rant about a t-shirt in public? I'm an avid t-shirt reader.

But, there are places were an AC/DC t-shirt is not appropriate, and places where it will not be allowed.

Musuko42-"Or, when the person getting up on stage for the award ceremony talks about poverty in Africa"

1) I don't watch award shows, but if I did it wouldn't be to hear about Africa. (most the people who talk about problems at those shows know nothing about what they talk about anyway...they're 'acting' concerned..."Oh Wow, Sandra Bullock supports gay, african pigmy hairdressers. 'I' need a cause to show I care just as much."
2) A person using an acceptable platform to bring awareness to others is different than an attention whore using it to his own end.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 6:25:25 AM
@paddy215

"Very few people give a drat and the ones who will be upset at it are generally seen as mean persons"

That's not true everywhere. In vast swathes of America it's not true, and there are areas in the UK still where you're going to get grief.

"This guy just seems like a self centred drama queen begging for attention."

Did you miss the part about him being an ACTOR?!

I'll ask again...what on earth did you expect? Shyness?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 6:23:00 AM
@MeGrendel

Or, when the person getting up on stage for the award ceremony talks about poverty in Africa for a few minutes, do you wail about how inappropriate and off-topic it is?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 6:19:50 AM
@MeGrendel

Why have you got such a bee in your bonnet about this?

Do you scream and rant at people who wear an AC/DC t-shirt about how nobody cares what music they like and why do they flaunt their music taste in public like an attention-seeking whore?

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 5:39:55 AM
Good for him.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 5:34:00 AM
Gerry1of1-"You keep asking that question."

Because no one has provided any sensable reason why a person should announce their sexual preference at an acting award ceremony.

The 'standing ovation' was because that's the politically correct thing to do.

I can tell you what the response of 95% of the students were:

Guy: "BTW guys, I'm gay."
95%: "No duh. What are you going to 'reveal' next? That the president's black?"

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1674 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 4:12:32 AM
whats brave about admitting your gay? Very few people give a drat and the ones who will be upset at it are generally seen as mean persons, in fact, these days it would be much braver to get up on stage and admit to being homophobic. This guy just seems like a self centred drama queen begging for attention.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5802 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:26:31 PM
In many cases public professions of any strong emotion etc are not nice- but there are exceptions. publicly acknowledging you belong to a marginalised group is one. It is called standing up to be counted.. just what Anderson Cooper did, and he explained very clearly why he did it. It is ( I hope) much better now for gay people- trans kids are having it hard though- so with luck and a prevailing wind they will all because accepted. I agree that we should not care- but as a society we do- and the only way forward is for cisgendered straights to realise they are not now, and never have been the only type of people.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:34:53 PM

"WHY do you need ANY venue to announce publicly that you're gay?
WHY? Why is it necessary? "


You keep asking that question.
It's been answeres several times.
Are you reading any of the posts besides your own?

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:53:07 PM
Gerry1of1-"So, if there is no appropriate venue, you make one!"

WHY do you need ANY venue to announce publicly that you're gay?

WHY? Why is it necessary? (It's not)

We don't expect every single person to get up in front of a microphone and state their sexual leanings.

A much simpler way would be to his friends, "Hey, I'm gay. It's not a secret so don't worry about telling other people." It'd get around soon enough.

Again, he just wanted everyone to know he is 'special', when in reality he's not.

His ACTING may make him special, which is why he got the award.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:42:00 PM

"Stating 'I'm Gay' at an event not related to your orientation is nor distinguishing yourself in any way other than attention whoring"

Okay, what even would you say is appropriate? What event is related to homosexuality in high school? {Don't say the spring musical!} So, if there is no appropriate venue, you make one!

The point is if it were no big deal, he'd have so "oh i'm gay" his freshman year, but it's a big enough deal he had to hide for a few years before he could tell people.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:52:50 PM
lauriloo-"They are the ones who make fun of the smart kid in school because they themselves don't get good grades."

I was the smart one that got made fun of (band geek to boot, which added to the 'making fun of'...I dealt with it). Honors roll, Dean's list, President of the Science Club, Geometry Team Member, Scholar's bowl team, multiple scholarships etc.

lauriloo-"His kind doesn't want his thoughts provoked."

Total bullpoo. Because I believe a kid is an attention whore I 'muddle through mediocrity'?

Stating 'I'm Gay' at an event not related to your orientation is nor distinguishing yourself in any way other than attention whoring. Nor is it 'thought provoking'. He didn't get the award for being gay.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4655 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:52:19 PM
madduck-"well people should care about others."

I agree. If this guy was being bullied, I'd try and stand up for him. If he holds the microphone to his ass and farts, I'd give him a hard time for being inappropriate.

Attention whoring is not pretty, it's petty.


furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:39:13 PM
I'm surprised he never got kicked off stage.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:35:50 PM
Wow, way to get upset at the part of your comment I wasn't talking about and ignoring the part I was. I was commenting on, "No long-term good comes of making a big deal of something like this."

The more adults and kids who come out the more gay people someone knows. This helps cut down bullying of gay kids immensely because it humanizes the situation, especially when the person is a positive roll model. I'm so damn proud of kids like this guy. You can tell he is extremely nervous to be doing this. Probably the hardest thing he has ever done.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:09:57 PM

@lauriloo: Sounds like projection to me. How does watching a video like this make you feel about yourself? Is there something you always wished you could say or do, but were too afraid to? My advice is just to do whatever you want. Chances are you'll find other people give less of a toss about what you do than you might think, whether or not you make a spectacle of yourself in the process.

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