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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:28 PM

Class actor = class act.



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Reply Class actor = class act. (Original post)
William769 Jan 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #1
DryRain Jan 2013 #2
William769 Jan 2013 #3
dbackjon Jan 2013 #4
DryRain Jan 2013 #5
MNBrewer Jan 2013 #6
Fearless Jan 2013 #7
William769 Jan 2013 #8

Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:33 PM

1. So happy for him and the acceptance he has received.

I do so hope we see more and more of this until it is no longer necessary.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:39 PM

2. More on this story:

 

NJ High School Senior Comes Out as Gay
to His Entire Class, Gets Standing Ovation:

Towleroad today featured a great story. Read the story below. See the VIDEO at the the end of the story.

Our reader Scott sent us this clip of Jacob Rudolph, a high school senior in Parsippany, New Jersey, who came out to his entire class at their awards ceremony (Class Clown, Most Likely to Succeed, etc.).

Says Jacob in the clip, as he accepted the award for Best Actor (my transcript):

"Sure I've been in a few plays and musicals, but more importantly, I've been acting every single day of my life. You see, I've been acting as someone I'm not. Most of you see me every day. You see me acting the part of 'straight' Jacob, when I am in fact LGBT. Unlike millions of other LGBT teens who have had to act every day to avoid verbal harassment and physical violence, I'm not going to do it anymore. It's time to end the hate in our society and accept the people for who they are regardless of their sex, race, orientation, or whatever else may be holding back love and friendship. So take me leave me or move me out of the way. Because I am what I am, and that's how I'm going to act from now on."

Writes Scott: "As I am a gay friend of his dad's, he sought out my advice before taking the plunge, but the decision was all his. The best part of the video is when he gets a standing ovation after he comes out. This is an amazingly courageous kid and I hope he gets the props he deserves."



VIDEO:

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Response to DryRain (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:40 PM

3. Thanks!

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Response to DryRain (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:58 PM

4. Very cool!

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:16 PM

5. Very brave young man, very nice high school kids

 

and that young man is a good looking guy, for sure, expect him to go far!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:55 PM

6. The times, they have a'changed!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:04 AM

7. Beat me to it! (And glad to have you back!)

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Response to Fearless (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:05 AM

8. Thanks!

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