Courageous young men coming out on You Tube

  • beaujangle

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:58 AM GMT
    I stumbled upon this video and I notice that there are quite a few of these coming out vids on You Tube. I have great respect for these guys!

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    Sep 07, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    AND THEN HE DIED.

    THE END.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Sep 07, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidI stumbled upon this video and I notice that there are quite a few of these coming out vids on You Tube. I have great respect for these guys!

    good for him
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    Sep 07, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    shortstuffs saidAND THEN HE DIED.

    THE END.


    ROFL and i hate myself for it. you bastard!

    The guy though kudos.
  • swimbikerun

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    Sep 07, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    Cute!
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    Sep 07, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    I envy the bravery it must take to do that. I mean its not only coming out to people they know but the world as a whole and that is admirable.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    so brave !
    The world is changing icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    I think it's great that they have a new medium and one their familiar with to share their stories but I don't think this is nearly as impressive as sitting down with someone (IE: parents) and telling them. This is very one dimensional with no one looking at you, no one asking questions.

    I think it's sort of the easy way out. Again, great to have the medium but not sure I'd give them as much of the 'courageous award' as someone actually telling someone they love (parent, spouse, kids, etc)
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    d'aww he's a peach...but I ain't watching 11+ minutes. 46 seconds was enough cuteness.
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    Sep 07, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI think it's great that they have a new medium and one their familiar with to share their stories but I don't think this is nearly as impressive as sitting down with someone (IE: parents) and telling them. This is very one dimensional with no one looking at you, no one asking questions.

    I think it's sort of the easy way out. Again, great to have the medium but not sure I'd give them as much of the 'courageous award' as someone actually telling someone they love (parent, spouse, kids, etc)


    I feel the same. It seems like they're missing a very important part of coming out. I suppose it's a nice 'first step' as acknowledging one's own acceptance, but it should go beyond that when they're ready.
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    Sep 07, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Good for him... but I only made it through 65 seconds.
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    Sep 07, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    Seen this vid before, good to see people coming out on camera!
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    Sep 07, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    calguy456 saidSeen this vid before, good to see people coming out on camera!

    I'm wondering why you and others feel this way? What is it about seeing it on You Tube that makes you feel good? Do you think it's effective telling the world you're gay? More effective than one on one with the closest people in your life?

    So now what for this guy? Does he hand his parents a piece of paper with the web address to this video? A sort of business card for coming out? Doesn't that say, I'm too chicken to tell you in person so here's my recorded non-personal digital video of what I would have told you?

    I'm just not sure this accomplishes anything but making other gay guys feel good. Again, I'm not coming down on this guy for coming out, it's just I'm not convinced that heaping praise on a very non-personal way of going about it is appropriate.
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    Sep 07, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    I call dibs on him.
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    Sep 07, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    If you watch this video past the first minute, you will find that although this is called "coming out", he is not coming out on YouTube. He is already out and is telling his story of coming out.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 07, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    I found this one really heart-breaking to watch as well, because it took me back to that really tough time -- the painful process of coming out.

  • beaujangle

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    This guy is only 16 and I'm so distracted by his nice accent and eloquence

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    Aww, dat guy's such a sweetheart <3
  • tumtitums

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    Oct 07, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
    id be more impressed about courage if he was from a strict catholic area somewhere on africa
  • ASHDOD

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    Oct 07, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    tumtitums saidid be more impressed about courage if he was from a strict catholic area somewhere on africa


    that wouldent be courage that would be sucidele icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 07, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    beaujangle saidI stumbled upon this video and I notice that there are quite a few of these coming out vids on You Tube. I have great respect for these guys!

    Well done to him. His twin brother gave him a hard time, but brothers are like that at that age. His step-dad should know better and sounds like a bit of c*nt for bringing it up while they were dining with friends at a restaurant .
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    Oct 07, 2012 11:46 AM GMT
    What's courageous about posting a video on YouTube?
  • DR2K

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    Oct 07, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    credo saidWhat's courageous about posting a video on YouTube?


    Enabling the comments section is pretty couragous for any youtube video.
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    Oct 07, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
    Much more courageous than I was ever able to be. The give inspiration, and hope.
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    Oct 07, 2012 12:07 PM GMT
    credo saidWhat's courageous about posting a video on YouTube?


    For someone like myself who could never find this kind of courage, this is huge. Personally, I look at all of you who have had this courage and strength with a great deal of respect and I guess even a bit of envy.