Gay Brigham Young University student comes out during commencement speech

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Brigham Young University valedictorian Matt Easton came out as gay during his commencement speech to the school’s College of Family, Home and Social Science.

“I have felt another triumph; that of coming to terms, not with who I thought I should be, but who the Lord has made me to be. As such, I stand before the Lord, my family, my graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God,” the 24-year-old political science major said during his speech.

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Students use bullhorn after church nixes graduation speeches

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school valedictorian used a bullhorn to give his graduation speech about the power of students to change the world after a Catholic diocese said he couldn’t make the speech during commencement.

With students and relatives watching, Christian Bales gave his speech outside following Holy Cross High School’s graduation ceremony Friday in Covington in northern Kentucky.

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