My CBS interview regarding the Boy Scouts passage of allowing gay youth and me being gay and a Eagle Scout.

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    May 24, 2013 12:34 PM GMT
    http://www.khou.com/news/Boy-Scouts-approve-plan-to-accept-openly-gay-boys-208735421.html

    I feel the interview went well and that I got most of what I wanted across.

    I have already had a former leader of mine reach out to me saying he always respected me and that it took a lot of courage to do this.
    A former kid I was in Boy Scouts with texted me saying I am awesome.

    I am still nervous news of this could get back to my parents but I will deal with that when it happens.

    I have always been such a huge proponent of equal rights for LGBT and I wanted to finally do something about it.

    Thanks for the guys who gave me the courage to do this.

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    May 24, 2013 12:40 PM GMT
    Hopefully it is coming up. My computer just shows white :/
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    May 24, 2013 1:05 PM GMT
    Well done!

    I've just finished watching the video clip (I went on the the site and found the link, as the embed and link in this thread didn't work for me).

    You made really good points and it was much more powerful that they were actually being made by a young guy who has only relatively recently been a scout himself, and your own personal experience of being gay in the scout organisation.

    Nice one Matt! =]
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    May 24, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    You're missing the l of html in your link. Here ya go

    http://www.khou.com/home/Boy-Scouts-approve-plan-to-accept-openly-gay-boys-208735421.html

    I tried embedding vid for you. Code might not be compatible. Showed blank as did yours.

    Pretty nice job with interview though you looked nervous or hot under studio lighting. Next time request a powder from their make-up girl.

    I would have liked to hear you mention how horrible is the message to kids that it's only okay to be gay as long as you are a sexless kid but that it should be shunned as you grow into a responsible adult. I did like that you brought to light that a gay kid is gay whether or not acknowledged.
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    May 24, 2013 1:13 PM GMT
    Congrats, very well done.

    (Neither video nor link worked, but I blame my iPad)
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    May 24, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
    After watching your interview, you have my respect and admiration! Well done! icon_smile.gif
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    May 24, 2013 1:15 PM GMT
    The link is good now. I'm doing this from my tablet.
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    May 24, 2013 1:15 PM GMT
    You were awesome.

    Rick Perry is a douche. Again.

    It's so annoying when media pulls in the freaks for "balance."
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    May 24, 2013 1:24 PM GMT
    showme saidYou were awesome.

    Rick Perry is a douche. Again.

    It's so annoying when media pulls in the freaks for "balance."


    Glad I didn't see the fat man in the studio.
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    May 24, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    Awesome.
    Camera loves you--what's not to love.
    Thank you so much.
    What back-lash do you fear from your family?
    I would be so proud.

    "Private...start your own"--to funny--pull the free federal land usage benefit from them and goodbye jamborees.
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    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    Great. You did excellent! Since it involves so much emotion, it can be very easy when discussing rights and equality to come across as angry. You avoided that and remained calm and collected. You're a good spokesman.

    Some people ask why we have the word homophobia. The guy in the interview from the anti-gay National Right to Marriage group shows the word is accurate. There is a fear. It is a phobia.
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    May 24, 2013 1:54 PM GMT
    Awesome! <3
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    May 24, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidGreat. You did excellent! Since it involves so much emotion, it can be very easy when discussing rights and equality to come across as angry. You avoided that and remained calm and collected. You're a good spokesman.

    Some people ask why we have the word homophobia. The guy in the interview from the anti-gay National Right to Marriage group shows the word is accurate. There is a fear. It is a phobia.



    The sad thing is he doesn't even notice how unfair he is being or unjust. The only argument people like him have is the bible and tradition.
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    May 24, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    way to go, M! You really out did the anti-gay homophobe!

    This is a total win for our side icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    I wish someone would put me in a tent with M by the way... just sayin
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    May 24, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    Clear and precise , you for sure made your point across ..Bloody well done mate !icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    k3l3k0 saidI wish someone would put me in a tent with M by the way... just sayin
    Stop being a big ol' ho

    Anyways Congrats Matt!!!! You did great! Have your parents said anything to you regarding this?
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    May 24, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    Btw Fred...is a douche as well
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    May 24, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    Good job. I especially like your last statement about how the kid was gay anyway but now he might just tell you.
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    May 24, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    damn baby, whats yo number? icon_redface.gif
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    May 24, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    That was a great interview, good job! :^]
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    May 24, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    You made the man from National Right to Marriage sound like very stupid and bigoted in comparison and you were very calm and collected. How much of what you originally had to say made it into the video? I know you were fixing to snatch Rick Perry's wig.
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    May 24, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    excellent ... and now you are going to have every guy beating a path to your door ... such a hottie!
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    May 24, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    Nice! icon_cool.gif
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    May 24, 2013 6:51 PM GMT
    Great job! icon_biggrin.gif