What do you think of this teen’s speech?
A high school senior in New Jersey was accepting an award for “Class Actor” in front of the student body and their parents, and used his speech to reveal that he is gay. He speech began, “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.”
He continued, “Most of you see me every day. You see me acting the part of ‘straight’ Jacob, when I am in fact LGBT…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.”
His speech received a standing ovation and was captured on film by his proud father. Check it out below!
What do you think of his coming out speech?
chelseagoeswild on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm
proud of him!!!!!!!! and amazing…
Caliandblackpants on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm
thats amazing, way to be ballsy
janay305 on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 5:25 pm
That’s amazing! A lot of parents aren’t understanding.<3 GAYPRIDE!
xxxautumngirlxxx on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Wow that takes courage. Good for him! Thank god his parents were understanding.
pcyoung_13 on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Yeahh blah blah blah sodomy blah blah blah hell blah blah blah sin we’ve heard it and honestly it doesn’t threaten me just shows how unoriginal you are… I love christians but….. the bigotry…………………. bleh anyway! I AM HAPPY FOR HIM! I RECENTLY STOPPED ACTING AS WELL!
Bre_Bae on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Gosh wish my dad was that accepting lol what a lucky boy!
Halesgirl222 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm
Reading this makes me so happy. I love this. I hope that more people will have courage to accept who they are and even more still to be able to accept others.
Lilismile5 on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:47 am
wow just amazing, congrats
meowkaela on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm
good for him! i am christian and i respect the bible and what it says about homosexuality but we can’t all help who we love, if we love someone of our own sex then people have to accept that. you can’t change who you love!!!!
ryde210 on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:07 am