Kameron Slade, a New York City-based fifth grader, was initially prohibited from giving a pro-gay marriage speech in a schoolwide competition from the school’s principal who deemed the speech inappropriate. But, according to the most recent update from The Huffington Post (June 15, 2012), Kameron Slade will be allowed to the speech. Here’s an excerpt from Slade’s speech:
Like President Obama, I believe that all people should have the right to marry whoever they want…In conclusion, I hope that everyone understands how important it is to respect everyone for who they are…I believe that same-sex marriage should be accepted worldwide, and that parents and teachers should start to discuss these issues without shame to their children.
The below video feed is of Kameron Slade’s speech from NY1. The video is a bit distorted for the first few seconds. Enjoy!
For the full story click The Huffington Post.
If you haven’t noticed yet, June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month. Throughout this month so far, I’ve attempted to give LGBT news that would be of interested to iNKBLOT‘s readers. However, the news making “headlines” is predominately negative ;-( I’m not overlooking the fact that news that make the headlines usually involves some friction with opposing sides, religion, politics, and so forth, instead of positive news stories. However, there is a story making headlines that began negative, but apparently has an happy ending!?! I guess you’ll have to decide…
- Kameron Slade’s speech on gay marriage (feministphilosophers.wordpress.com)
- WATCH: NYC School Bans Fifth-Grader From Giving Awesome Pro-Gay-Marriage Speech (queerty.com)
- 5th grader’s winning pro-marriage equality speech banned by NY school (rawstory.com)
- 5-year old’s ‘Ain’t no Homo’s Gonna Make it to Heaven’ song receives praise and standing ovation from church members. (saintleoinkblot.com)
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