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how witty is that title XD

anyway, my speech is done, and for anyone who has the time I'd love to have you read it and tell me what you think.
and if you do end up reading it, PLEASE don't be afraid to be brutally honest!! I want to know if i fucked up anywhere or if something needs to be reworded or if you think I should add/remove anything
thanks







ooooooh!!! she's gay?! look at him!! hes such a fag!!
Honourable Judges, Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow students. Being gay is not a choice a person has, and it is not a bad thing, and this world needs to start accepting that fact.

So far my life has been that of an average teenager: good friends, normal high school, loving family. But since grade 5 the hapiness I have let out has been a big show. I remember that around that time a few of the other boys were getting girlfriends. My friends and I would talk about girls, and they all wanted to get to know them, and eventually become their boyfriend. Not me. This was around this time that I started to question if I was, in fact, gay. I went home and got on the computer, and searched. There were, in fact other boys and girls like me. I found out they were part of something called the LGBT community. The instant I realized that I could possibly be gay, I fell into pieces. I felt as if my life had come crashing down. I prayed to God, to not let it be true, as I knew the ridicule, pain and suffering I knew I would have to go through.

The years went by, and this thought sat in the back of my head. I supressed it and I refused to tell anyone about how I was feeling. But on June second of last year, I joined an art site where I posted my drawings. One year and 22 days after I joined I met my best friend, Reschele. She admired my work and I admired hers. It wasn't long before I felt I could tell her anyting. And I did. Ever since then she has given me all the support I could ask for, along with Noah, Dave, Luna, Rebecca, and many others, They have made my life much better. While I was making this speech, I was scared. I was scared to lose the friends I had. I was scared that the respect people had for me would disappear. But now, I will have to find out who my true friends really are, because a true friend will stick by your side, rain or shine.

Many people think that homosexuality is wrong. The main reason being religion. In multiple religions homosexuality is severely frowned upon, especially in Christianity. Some see it as un-natural and disgusting, but finding love is not disgusting. Love is a natural human emotion, no matter who it is for. A university in Georgia USA forces all of their employees to sign a lifestyle choice pledge, and in that pledge it states that they must reject homosexuality, pre-marital sex, and adultery. This university prevents the employees from living the life that they want, and if they don't conform they are fired. Some even view it as offensive to suggest that it was God that made us this way, but we did not have a choice. We did not have a choice any more than the colour of our skin. In other religions, it is alright to have these feelings, but not show them.

Many people, like myself, were afraid to show their true colours because of what others would think. They are scared of what their family and friends would think. Scared that their reputation would be ruined and their respect would be lost. But a real friend stays with you, and you would probably make even more friends to support you. There are lots of videos on youtube about how teens told they were gay, and in almost every one of them their friends and family was supporting. The most moving for me was a 16 year old guy from the UK named Jamie. I watched his videos and gained a deep perspective of what it was like for him, and how much better his life is now that everone knows. This teen was almost stabbed to death, and then he tried to kill himself. Luckily he did not succeed, and he still regularily posts videos. However he is not the only teenager to attempt suicide, unfortunaly not all of the others were so lucky and lived.

Society in general has come a long way. While there are still many people who believe it is wrong, the amount of people suopporting the LGBT community are growing. More and more gay pride parades are being held, and even straight people are participating, just to show support. The media are picking up on this, and are reporting more and more on these festivals, in a positive manner. Times are obviously changing, because, according to an American poll, 52% of people over 50 years old, and 68% of people under 50 think homosexuality should be accepted. The newer generations are becoming more and more accepting of people the way they are, so in a few more years homophobia could be next to abolished.

Homosexuality is not wrong, and it is a good thing to show your true colours. Religion has a strong oppionion on homosexuality, and I respect that. Many teens are afraid to show their true colors for fear of being judged, even though they dont have a choice in their sexuality. Media is helping spread word that homosexuality is not bad, and slowly more and more people are starting to accept us for what we are: normal people. Wether it be sexuality, likes or dislikes, or even a hidden talent, never be afraid to show your true colours.
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sgtlegendkiller Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer
nice job dude...lol tell me where u live (dont...i kidding) so if anyone wants to luagh*neck crack* ILL KICK EM IN FACE~!!!
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks, but i think i can handle the face-kicking myself :P
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sgtlegendkiller Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer
lol
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peffy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You are far to repetitive with your words. You say "I" way to much. The second paragraph can be rewritten. Make the sentences a little longer. The same applies for the 3rd paragraph. There are way to many "I's". That can be rewritten as well

When it comes to a speech; Make it elegant. Make it good. I still don't find it that persuasive; much less, I probably would fall asleep.
Its good but it can use more improvement.

Also when it comes to making a speech, it has to be credible. If it isn't, people will not take you seriously. Stating the University of Georgia is good but I'm sure you can do more than that.
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
THANK YOU!! this is exactly the type of criticism i was looking for!! XD
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peffy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You should also try reading it out loud to yourself. You'll catch on much faster and see what needs to be removed, replaced, switched,etc. It really helps out.
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I didnt have a lot of tme yesterday, so today thats all i'm going to be doing
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peffy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Alrighty then. Glad I could be of assistance
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peffy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Glad I could help. Doing reviews is what I do a lot in reading fan fiction. It actually helps out.
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
it does help
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peffy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
try it sometime
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graffitica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO great! Your points are valid and convincing, and most of all HONEST. So proud of you! :hug:
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you soo much, Luna <3
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graffitica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure sweetie, always. ♥
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Abornoth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad. :nod:
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
y thank u ^^
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Abornoth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck. ^^

However i wonder what is going to be harder to explain to your friends, Being gay or being a furry?

Whatever the outcome more than likely you'll do fine.
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
aaaw, thank you!! <3

well, i've already hinted to them that i'm a furry, so...
but it's not really my friends i'm worried about, its the other students

i hope so ^.^
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Abornoth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Np. ^^


I'm... not quite sure how one would hint to something like that.

If anyone gives you crap about it give me a call so i may "Persuade" them to change their minds. ^^


Still most likely.
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
hehehe well, they kinda just got talking about furries (idk how?) and i started explaining what it was

hehehe XD
YOL TOOR SHUL!!
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Abornoth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Not sure how i would explain it myself. :\


:onfire:WHY!!!
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
hehem well you dont really have to XD

Because i can X3
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imthinkinarby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So this ridiculously awesome speech will persuade ur classmates to accept people of who they are?
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
aww, thank you ^^
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imthinkinarby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It didn't persuade me tho.........because I already accept people who they are!! <3
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
aaww, thanks
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imthinkinarby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No probs! It's the truth.
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Mefosto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done.

Best of luck to you.
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you sooo much <3
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mastercb419 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely amazing you have my full support my friend alhtough i would change the end of the fifth paragraph to make it read "unfortunaly not all of the others were so lucky." and end it there otherwise i admire you greatly for doing this i dont think i could... you should have a friend record it for youtube . also is this in front of the school or just your
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you soooo much <3
thanks for pointing that out, now that i read it back it dosent really make sense XD
i;m hopefully going to record a practice session, and its just in front of the class, unless i make it to the semi-finals (probably not :P) then it would be in front of the whole school
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mastercb419 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i think you will make it its very good... oh and good luck
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you <3
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mastercb419 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your very welcome my friend
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walter-the-furry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artist
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Wow that was amazing not f***ing u maybe a few grammer errors but over all amazing

But I'm still afraid to tell that I'm bisexual to my parent
Only a few honest freinds at school know now that
a good step for me ...i think ^^;
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you <3 do you remember where any of thoes mistakes are?

really?! good for you!! it is a good step
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walter-the-furry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artist
Your welcome
Not really... but i suck at english so uyou'll do good
yeah it felt good i almost told my crush but a bailed at the last second TT^TT
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
thats alright
comeon! it'll be alright!! i dont think he would go and stab you in the back, but be careful not to tell too many people cos eventually someone will tell youre parents, and if youre not ready, then its not a good thing
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walter-the-furry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artist
Thanx^^
Most are shy freinds or classmates with dA accounts that are also my freinds

Also I'm Skyping u lol
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
ooh, alright

oops, forgot to turn my volume back up, so i didnt hear it
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walter-the-furry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artist
Yep
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Gidgeigs Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
First Line: Called The She A Him, Twice.
No Wait This Makes Sense Somehow.
Bluh English.
Flawless, Man! Great Job! :D
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misty2999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
haha, thanks for pointing that out XD i guess you cant really tell, but when i say it irl im going to say it in a different tone so its like 2 different scenerios.
awww, thanks <3
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Gidgeigs Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I Get It Now It All Makes Sense, Thanks! :3
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