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Student Comes Out As Gay To Class & Friends w/ Spoken Word Poetry

We love stuff like this! Steven James Boyle, a poetry student, came out as gay to his class and other friends and strangers in an awesomely bold moment of spoken word bravery!

He writes on The Gaily Grind:

While I’ve never been afraid of public speaking, the thought of telling a room full of people my innermost thoughts, scared the ever living shit out of me.

In attendance was my poetry class who I had grown to love dearly, but had never alluded to that I was gay. I changed every pronoun before that night, and stayed away from the fact that my muse at the time was a boy who had broken my heart. Also in the audience was everyone who came out to see their friends do poetry, strangers I had never met, and a small group of my own friends who had no idea what I was going to read since I rarely, if ever, shared my writing.

This was my first time ever reading my newest poem at the time, “i hit send, or modern meltdown.”

Check out "I Hit Send, or Modern Meltdown":

Love!

Steven calls this "one of the most memorable nights of my life."

What do you think, Instincters?!

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Beyond awesome! Seriously hit everything I, if not we, as a community feel... Simply perfect... :')

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That was wonderful!  I laughed and cried.  What a terrific way to announce to the world that which should not be shameful.

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Go figure, an internet troll makes a nasty comment and posts it anonymously.  Coward.

The beauty of this is that Steven James Boyle has shown what courage and love are by being a man and shouting from the tallest virtual mountain, so Mr. Anonymous, crawl back under your rock.  Your words of hate have no power anymore.  Go Steven!

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His ass will be rung out and ridden with AIDS by the time this article is yesterdays news.

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this is dusgusting 

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Loved it.  Funny but from the heart and captured the feeling of confinement prefectly.  Oh, and he's drop dead gorgeous to boot :-)

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Good job very nice

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Really well written and performed. Bravo!

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Good looks, even hotter brain and makes you laugh, guy's the total package. Where do I get me one of those? It was awesome, congrats, Steven James Boyle. I'll look forward to reading what you have to offer.

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That was truly inspiring. You got guts. Loved the poetry brother.

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Wonderful. Keep writing and performing.

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So  amazing!!!! Always be you.....Thathat was  perfect! 

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Good for u ... And awesome writing

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What a talent,and so very brave and cute,,I wish i could have written a poem like this or been able to come out at twenty,but fear and self loathing kept me bottled up until my late 30s and now at 51 wondering if I will ever find someone or Iff I will live out my life alone

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damn the boys cute :D 

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You'd really like this buddy: www.twelveonefive.com

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Awesome you are and BRAVER than I as I am still NOT Totally Out...  Congrats.....

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Date me date me! lol

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I loved that!

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that was one of the best poems I've heard in a long time.congrats to you stevens and you're very attractive too boot

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Just amazing

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awesome talent and super cute. bam.

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So beautiful and brave ! Congrats Steven...

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That was amazing. Props to you bro.
That was just perfect.

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