High school senior comes out as LGBT while accepting award

There are 20 comments on the Jan 24, 2013, news.yahoo.com story titled High school senior comes out as LGBT while accepting award. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

Coming out as LGBT is rarely easy, which makes

Jacob Rudolph's story all the more impressive. When the high school student in Parsippany, N.J., came out, he did so in front of the entire school. His classmates responded with a standing ovation.

During the presentation of senior class awards, Rudolph was given the Class Actor award, an irony not lost on him. "Sure I've been in a few plays and musicals, but more importantly, I've been acting every single day of my life," Rudolph said. "You see, I've been acting as someone I'm not."

Footage of Rodolph's speech and its positive reception was uploaded to the Web by his father, who noted on the video that it "took more guts to do than anything I've ever attempted in my life."

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Thank you for posting this. Brilliant!

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Jan 24, 2013
This kid has a perfect sense of timing.
Ringer

East Lansing, MI

#3 Jan 24, 2013
He came out as "LGBT". How is that possible?

He can not be a lesbian. And if he's gay he's not bi. And is he trans? Did he start life as a girl?

Wow, at this point I looked at the article. He actually said the acronym. LOL. So which one is he then?

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#4 Jan 24, 2013
Talk about courageous!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#5 Jan 24, 2013
Ringer wrote:
He came out as "LGBT". How is that possible?
He can not be a lesbian. And if he's gay he's not bi. And is he trans? Did he start life as a girl?
Wow, at this point I looked at the article. He actually said the acronym. LOL. So which one is he then?
Gosh, nit pick much? When a person says he is "white" he could be Italian, Irish, German, French, and so on. Should that be disallowed also?

He meant that he was a member of a group. Your false "misunderstanding" is a phony as Fox News.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Jan 24, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
Talk about courageous!!
He is just one of the first glimmers of light coming through the widening crack in the wall.

Can you imagine in 50 years time?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Jan 24, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
Talk about courageous!!
The best part is that his DAD posted the video and praised his son for his courage. Now, THAT is a brave parent also. What a great family life they must have.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#8 Jan 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
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He is just one of the first glimmers of light coming through the widening crack in the wall.
Can you imagine in 50 years time?
Yes, and in 20 years all of the idiots hiding behind their computers and cyber gay bashing will be dead! The future looks so promising for today's youth!!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#11 Jan 24, 2013
Yes, and in 20 years all of the idiots hiding behind their computers and cyber gay bashing will be dead! The future looks so promising for today's youth!!

And my point was made by the two posts above this one!

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#12 Jan 24, 2013
I'm SHOCKED, SHOCKED ! That there is a gay guy in the theatre group !
David Traversa

Argentina

#13 Jan 24, 2013
Yes.. men with balls (i.e. character) is what the world needs.. not the pathetic, cardboard imitations one gets instead..

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 Jan 24, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
Yes.. men with balls (i.e. character) is what the world needs.. not the pathetic, cardboard imitations one gets instead..
Ya mean "Democrtas".

:)

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Jan 24, 2013
Ringer wrote:
He came out as "LGBT". How is that possible?
He can not be a lesbian. And if he's gay he's not bi. And is he trans? Did he start life as a girl?
Wow, at this point I looked at the article. He actually said the acronym. LOL. So which one is he then?
I immediately thought the same thing. He should have just said "I'm GAY !:)"

"LGBT" is just a very clumsy abbreviation to use. why don't we just shorten it to the easy to pronounce "FUN!:)" ?

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#18 Jan 24, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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I immediately thought the same thing. He should have just said "I'm GAY !:)"
He might have been trying to make the point he was a member of others in his school that would fit into the inclusive LGBT community. That might be why there was such an applause. He also is YOUNG! Give the kid a break. He did what so many of us only dream we could have done by addressing the whole school. May more good things come his way!!
David Traversa

Argentina

#19 Jan 24, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya mean "Democrtas".
:)
Trite..

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Jan 24, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>He might have been trying to make the point he was a member of others in his school that would fit into the inclusive LGBT community. That might be why there was such an applause. He also is YOUNG! Give the kid a break. He did what so many of us only dream we could have done by addressing the whole school. May more good things come his way!!
Well, I think it's great that he came out (I imagine if someone did this at Commack South when I went to school there, they would be expelled,(after they got beat up. It was hard enough being a non-Italian there at the time)), I just think that "LGBT" should only be used in print, and not used verbally as it it is too cumbersome to say (substitute "FUN !:)" instead.)
David Traversa

Argentina

#21 Jan 24, 2013
The Gay Plague wrote:
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Yes, an aids epidemic.
You're basically recognizing someone here for something that they are not. Themselves.
Chewing more than you can swallow..

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#22 Jan 24, 2013
David Traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Trite..
But True.:)

You're lucky you live in Argentina and thus don't HAVE Democrats down there (you can have all of our si fyou really want them). All you guys have to worry about is finally devising a SUCCESSFUL plan to recover the Malvinas.

:)

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#23 Jan 24, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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Ya mean "Democrtas".
:)
He was speaking of pathetic cardboard imitations. I'd suggest you check your mirror, the description could fit anyone better.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#24 Jan 24, 2013
The Gay Plague wrote:
More idiocity from the topix asspluderers association who can't even forecast a ball rolling down the hill.
It was a gay man who predicted Obama's win while you sat back and followed your herd.

Spin again Lipstick!

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