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Gay High School Senior Thanks His Class In Commencement Speech

“I’m going to skip all of the clichés I want to rattle off right now, and get right to the point…I’m gay." Warm fuzzies that will last you all weekend.

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Ted continued on passionately:

"Coming out before entering high school was not a decision that I undertook lightly. I had heard the horror stories about how this could be the worst four years of a young gay mans life. I was fully prepared to endure taunting, social ostracization, and even physical abuse. But I knew what I knew, and I couldn't hide it anymore. So I decided that upon entering Fairview that if anyone asked me...I would tell them the truth. The response that I have received, by and large, has been stunning. The amount of people who actually seemed happy to hear that I was gay outnumbered those who didn't care. And those who didn't care far outnumbered the small group who reacted negatively."

Watch the speech in full for complete goose-bumps:

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