NJ teen comes out of closet in front of whole school

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by likemyorbs, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    This kid is Jersey Strong! He came out of the closet while receiving an acting award in front of his whole school. His classmates responded with a standing ovation. His dad was so proud of him that he posted the video on youtube. This is really a sign of changing times.

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  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Things have really changed in last 3 decades. I really believe that Obama's slow and steady approach to the appeal of DADT has had a huge impact on America's view of gays.

    Let's hope that Justice Kennedy feels the same way and does away with California's Prop 8.
     
  3. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Massive respect to him, he sounded really nervous but he said what he needed to say, clearly. More guts than me that's for sure!
     
  4. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    It's nice to know that my daughter will go to high school with kids like this rather than the kids I went to school with.

    I'm gay & while I came out during high school to close friends & family, I don't think I could have ever come out to an entire class of my peers. I really am hopeful for the next generation. Young people today have made HUGE strides when it comes to equality & acceptance of their peers.

    Jersey Strong indeed.
     
  5. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Huge balls. And good on his dad for being proud.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Good for him.

    Will be nice when "coming out" is a thing of the past.
     

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