Graduation coming out

Graduation coming out

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Graduation coming out


Prior to his memorable speech, no one knew that Mitch Anderson was gay – he broke the news to his parents alongside the hundreds of people packed into the Bell County Expo auditorium.

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This past winter, Anderson captured All-State honors in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

However, I’m sure what he will be remembered for is his courageous and witty coming out speech. His closing remarks were,

“I have a few final, closing thoughts, before I turn over the podium. First, I find Zachary Quinto’s eyebrows very attractive. Second, I would like to be friends with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé Knowles – Carter. And third, I would like everyone to remember that, Starships were meant to fly, Hands up and touch the sky, Can’t stop ’cause we’re so high, let’s do this one more time.”

You can also read the full speech here.

Anderson, who had a perfect score on his PSATs, is headed to the University of Texas in the fall.

Bravo Mitch, you have a lot to be proud of.

Thanks to Prep Rally for bringing this to our attention.


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