That's so Gay

November 18, 2010
By Moofles BRONZE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Moofles BRONZE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"When you say 'that's so gay' do you realize what you say? KNOCK IT OFF!"

I recently saw a commercial on the television with popular actress Wanda Sykes. It was about the use of the phrase "that's so gay". I have a gay best friend and it really bothers me when people say that. Before my friend came out, the phrase bothered me but I didn't feel like there was a ton of reason to speak up. Now, this really hits home. Did you know that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers? (According to the Massachusetts 2006 Youth Risk Survey.) Why would you even want to make someone KILL themselves?

Don't say it.

The author's comments:
I hope people listen to the message

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on Dec. 3 2010 at 8:33 pm
brysmarie12 PLATINUM, Neoga, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my own life... unfortunately I'm writing in pen and can't erase my mistakes.

I'm not a big fan of this saying, but I do find myself slipping up from time to time. You make an excellent point, and because of you, I'll be catching myself on this more often!

gymgrl SILVER said...
on Dec. 3 2010 at 3:00 pm
gymgrl SILVER, Metamora, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I have not failed, I have simply found 1001 ways that dont work." -Benjamin Franklin

Well written, very valid point.

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