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Being Gay in High School - Advice From Vlogger Circlenostar

Video blogger, Circlenostar, gives LGBTQ youths advice about being openly gay in the high school setting.

Youtube Description:

"This is a video I've wanted to make for a while. Let me know what you think and what else you'd like to know! Of course, I don't credit myself to be a great advice giver. This is just what I've got to offer. Thanks for watching! :)"

David's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DavidLevitz

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John McMillan February 18, 2013 at 01:17 AM
@David Sherburne...so far, your comments have had less value than zero...you have added nothing to the discussion...
EFitzy February 18, 2013 at 01:51 PM
You are...what they say...not a smart person, are you? Also...read your articles about deer signs. Those signs are so motorists know to look out for deer in the area that are crossing the road. You are so stupid.
Jean Williams February 18, 2013 at 02:37 PM
EFitzy you run around telling everyone else they need to treat others with respect, but yet you go and call out others as "stupid"
Jean Williams February 18, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Tin Idol you post about " the holocaust of Nazi Germany" and then act yourself as a "spelling nazi" for ones "inability to use a spell check" ???? you cant have it both ways !!! or can you
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 04:33 PM
"Jean Williams 1 hour ago Tin Idol you post about " the holocaust of Nazi Germany" and then act yourself as a "spelling nazi" for ones "inability to use a spell check" ???? you cant have it both ways !!! or can you" Jean... your two comments on this thread demonstratively establish that you're not the brightest bulb in the Patch... I'll be sure to look for your postings in other threads. Again, like David Sherburne... you're thinking you're mighty clever as you hit the Patch.com "submit" command button. You want desperately to make some connection for the readership "to the holocaust" so you attempt to tag me with "the spelling Nazi" appellation WHICH YOU BORROWED from the TV episodes of "Seinfeld" where they talked about the "soup Nazi" Jean Williams... in the two posts that I've read of yours & witnessing for myself the STOLEN Seinfeld refeference, I can't help but but thinking to myself.... ...that there is not an original thought in your head.
Jean Williams February 18, 2013 at 04:40 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spelling%20nazi
Chapman Mom February 18, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Tin Idol ? the term spelling nazi has been around for at least 10 years, and it means someone who feels the need to correct others spelling, just so that they can feel better about themselves!
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 05:04 PM
"Strongville Resident 4 minutes ago Tin Idol ? the term spelling nazi has been around for at least 10 years, and it means someone who feels the need to correct others spelling, just so that they can feel better about themselves!" So, that's the reason that I was feeling better about myself after I had used it? My gosh... I'll have to employ the "spelling nazi" appellation more often. It has absolutely NONE of the deleterious side effects of valium. How old is the "soup nazi" appellation? You think someone took the "soup nazi" appellation and ... well, you know.... ...and do you think David Sherburne would have been like one of the brave Germans who refused to participate in the horrors of the Nazi holocaust OR INSTEAD David would have been one of the more easily-manipulated ones calling Jews in Germany an "abomination"? I mean he was pretty "flip" with that comment about going golfing; you think he'd turn a blind eye to what carnage was being advanced all around him?
Teri Jourdan February 18, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Hahaha....the urban dictionary? You do understand that anyone can place an entry into the urban dictionary. That holds absolutely no credibility. Nice try, though.
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 05:07 PM
"Strongville Resident 4 minutes ago Tin Idol ? the term spelling nazi has been around for at least 10 years, and it means someone who feels the need to correct others spelling, just so that they can feel better about themselves!" So, that's the reason that I was feeling better about myself after I had used it? My gosh... I'll have to employ the "spelling nazi" appellation more often. It has absolutely NONE of the deleterious side effects of valium. How old is the "soup nazi" appellation? You think someone took the "soup nazi" appellation and ... well, you know.... My posts are now subject to approval by a Patch editor so you're not getting the full response but this will have to suffice
Kim L February 18, 2013 at 05:15 PM
well soup nazi is in the same place http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=soup%20nazi
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Teri Jourdan 1 minute ago "Hahaha....the urban dictionary? You do understand that anyone can place an entry into the urban dictionary. That holds absolutely no credibility. Nice try, though." The "good Christian" subset of The Patch are desperately attempting to attach "cliquishness" or "bullying" to the much more over-the-top behavior of "physical assault" visited upon the homosexual teen. As opposed to addressing the issue that they're seemingly A-Okay with the equally abominations of "fornication", "idolatry" and "adultery" (since those were mentioned alongside "homosexuality" as an abomination in the Scriptures). I mean one hasn't heard a Christian pastor talk about denying health benefits to the spouses of adulterers or those who are fornicators or those who are tithing 10% from the Church's material wealth. To show how easily these GOOD CHRISTIANS are manipulated, in 2002 or 2003, the CIA Director at the time of a 1967 attack on a US Navy spy ship in the Eastern Mediterranean ... in page 300/301 of his autobiography... talked about how an ally of the US knew they were murdering American sailors. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Satff? What did he say? His name was Admiral Thomas Moorer. He said the same thing? "murder of US Navy sailors" ...and yet these good American Christians have fallen in love with the murderers of their fellow countrymen
Kim L February 18, 2013 at 05:19 PM
it does not surprise me that your posts are now subject to approval by a Patch editor, I see you are from Oaklawn Illinois , have you burned all your bridges with the editors of all the patch's from there to here already
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Teri Jourdan 1 minute ago "Hahaha....the urban dictionary? You do understand that anyone can place an entry into the urban dictionary. That holds absolutely no credibility. Nice try, though." Teri, They're grasping at straws desperately looking for a way to avoid talking about the seminal issue; to wit,... that these GOOD CHRISTIANS are enjoying being manipulated into watching a Puppet Show where an Obama Puppet BASHES a Mitt Romney Puppet and the Mitt Romney Puppet BASHES Obama right back... The GOOD CHRISTIAN is intentionally shielded from the quotes of 1968 US Presidential candidate, George Wallace and the 5-time presidential candidate on the opposite end of the political spectrum(Ralph Nader) who BOTH SAID that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. The GOOD CHRISTIAN doesn't like to hear something like that--- there HAS TO BE some significant difference OR ELSE their ...cough... "side" is just as much to blame as the supposed "political opposition" The GOD CHRISTIAN never seems to ask ..."hey!... we were told all this Iraqi oil woul d be used to pay for the war on terror when we got into this mess" Why don't they ask it? Because the Bill O'Reilly puppet and the Sean Hannity puppet don't raise the issue. NAFTA? Both the Democratic & Republican puppets were both singing its praises and advocating passage... Why are the political parties NOT THEN fighting to take credit for NAFTA?
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 05:39 PM
So, it's INCREDIBLY EASY for the GOOD CHRISTIAN to be manipulated into hating the "liberal homosexual" just like in the 1960s they were railing against the "uppity Negro" who didn't want separate lunch counters,bathrooms, drinking fountains EVEN THOUGH some of them had served valiantly in wars to protect these GOOD CHRISTIANS. ...and just like the GOOD CHRISTIAN felt that tens of millions of SAVAGES (Native American Indians) had to be massacred NOT UNLIKE tens of millions of Muslims need to be wiped out now... The GOOD CHRISTIAN doesn't think to ask JUST WHAT COUNTRIES IT WAS that was supplying Saddam Hussein with the delivery mechanisms for his chemical weapons (US & Germany) to chemically gas 250,000 invading Shi'ites from overrunning Iraq. The GOOD CHRISTIAN doesn't ask... why didn't we overthrow him when he used "chemical weapons" BUT DID DECIDE THAT Saddam needed to be overthrown when Saddam announced that the US Dollar would no longer serve as the primary exchange mechanism for Iraqi oil. Now... Saddam damn well needs to be overthrown because as Der Spiegel reported, the European Central Banks had all been propping up the US Dollar with their own nation's wealth. Saddam sure knew where to grab the "short hairs" of the European Community; that's why he was overthrown. The GOOD CHRISTIAN doesn't think to ask why Saddam was not IMMEDIATELY OVERTHROWN the day after he used "chemical warfare" ..because the US & Germany told him to
Kim L February 18, 2013 at 05:44 PM
very mature just spam the site
Ed Fisher February 18, 2013 at 07:56 PM
So I watched the kids video. Seems he was speaking to other gay students, so it held little interest for me. Personally, I don't care if he's gay or not. But it seems like many of the posters on here do. Especially the judgmental religious zealots who can't wait to thump the kid with scripture and quotes from their favorite book. Feeling better about yourself now ? Put the gay kid in his place, did ya ? Take a minute to spew some loathing in the name of your god ? You must be so proud of yourselves.........
Warren B. February 18, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Some commenters (mainly the homophobes) seems to be under the impression that the video is meant to be literally an instruction manual for all high-schoolers on how to become gay, as opposed to a guide for already gay teens on how to survive in high school. I think those commenters are still under the impression that teens can "catch the gay" from other teens, but I'm afraid there's nothing we can do change that.
NoeJoe February 18, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Ah, yes - I remember it well: Sexual Orientation Choosing Day in my middle school health class. The gym teachers split the boys and the girls, and we boys went downstairs to the cafeteria. Coach Williams gave us his little prepared speach: "until today your mind has been like a blank piece of paper. But today you must write on that paper either "I like girls" or "I like boys" and this will determine who you are for the rest of your lives. Any questions? Good. I'll be back in 5 minutes for your answers." We all sat there quietly for a minute. I smiled when I remembered my buddy Jimmy was out all week with Chicken Pox. Boy, won't he be jealous when I tell him he missed sexual orientation choosing day! We'll be all "We know who we'll loo-ve! We know who we'll loo-ve" and he will be all "Shut up! you guys! The school nurse said I'd have to wait until all my spots went away before I choose." Ah, good times. I assume that's how the "lifestyle choice" went down for you too, right LR? That your heterosexuality was chosen during health class? Or maybe you were home schooled and your mom just had you fill out all the paperwork (how embarrassing!) Either way, by describing this as a choice and not a trait that people are born with, it sure does make it easier to indulge in demonizing those who "chose" differently than you and calling them "sinners." Much easier than if it were a God-given trait, right?
Kim L February 18, 2013 at 09:01 PM
dont they make a spray for that
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 09:22 PM
"Kim L 3 hours ago it does not surprise me that your posts are now subject to approval by a Patch editor, I see you are from Oaklawn Illinois , have you burned all your bridges with the editors of all the patch's from there to here already Actually, they are not "pending approval" anymore; they are posted directly. One of the tricks of Christian Evangelicals: can't beat the individual on his arguments? then attempt to get his posting privileges removed. Don't know how Oaklawn. Illinois got into the mix; I'm from Cleveland. So Kim...now that you've evaded the seminal point of discussion--- what percentage of these GOOD CHRISTIAN EVANGELICALS who are on this thread would have BEEN EASILY MANIPULATED BY THEIR PASTORS into particpating in the murder of Jews... , the segregation of the races both in the Yankee North and Confederate South, .. ..owning slaves, ... ...the massacre of tens of millions of Native Americans in Canada, US, Mexico, Central and Southern America ... ...the current murder of millions of muslims... I don't think Christ... if he came back... would be Christian enough for you Christian Evangelicals So the ASSAULTS & PHYSICAL VIOLENCE against the homosexual is just a continuation of centuries of good, christian behavior... ...doesn't EVEN REMOTELY resemble anything in the New Testament but that was never any seemingly big concern to the Christian Evangelical
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 09:32 PM
"Kim L 3 hours ago very mature just spam the site" Actually, the ISSUES had to be addressed in this fashion because WHAT FIRST OCCURRED IN THIS THREAD was the GOOD CHRISTIANS bringing the Bible into the mix. So... I went to The Bible... "homosexuality" is an "abomination" and it is listed right alongside the other "abominations" of "fornication", "adultery" and "idolatry(excessive love of money and material things)" The GOOD CHRISTIANS don't seem to talk too much about that in these threads PRECISELY BECAUSE the people who fill their heads with this propaganda don't talk about it in Church and on FOX NEWS. I configure this current ambivalence toward the HOMOSEXUAL alongside CENTURIES of other Christian predjudice and I'm spamming the site? It is amazing how many GOOD CHRISTIANS don't even know their Bible and I'm certain a whole bunch of you were surprised when you actually went to The Bible to see if "adultery" and "fornication" were actually the "abominations" listed alongside "homosexuality". So if these GOOD CHRISTIANS can be manipulated like that towards the "homosexual", were they ALSO manipulated like that towards CLEANSING of the Native American population... as well as the segregation of schools, etc. Not one of you GOOD CHRISTIANS has yet to say... "no..i wouldn't have been as easily manipulated as the other Christian Evangelicals in this thread"
Tin Idol February 18, 2013 at 09:42 PM
"Kim L 30 minutes ago dont they make a spray for that" So, in one breath, Kim L talks about "maturity" and in the next breath she makes a mature "funny" Kim L., I can JUST TELL that you're a clever one... what Christian Evangelical posters in this thread do you think could have been as easily manipulated by their pastors into the necessity of keeping the races separate and segregated AS WELL AS ensuring that the lily-white Aryan Nazi Germany needed Good Christians to deal with the scourge of the Jew? You've avoided talking about this topic at all, Kim... you just sit on the sideline and shoot what you feel are..cough...clever zingers at those raising the seminal issues. Get in the game, Kim L. ...but if you'll notice by reading the thread messages above IT IS THE Good Christians who are "now taking a cowardly dive" and "folding faster than a cheap piece of lawn furniture" and not dealing with the topic of violence against the homosexual WHILE ON THE OTHER HAND the unchristian liberals are having absolutely NO PROBLEM staying "on point" with the topic at hand. Do you think your Pastors would perform any better in their postings than any of you have so far?
Richard Hollis February 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM
The kid who did this video appears to be much more mature that the majority of the posters.
Ed Fisher February 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Right about that.
NoeJoe February 19, 2013 at 05:29 AM
Hear hear.
Lori February 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Where do the Bible thumpers come in on the scripture that states, Judge not,lest you be judged" ?
ian king February 21, 2013 at 05:47 PM
I believe in the separation of CHURCH AND HATE --- too bad and so sad a lot of bloggers on this site support their Churches of Hate. We all know Jesus wouldn't approve of the so-called Churches that dominate religion today, and who only use the word of God to value money/greed/political power and devalue love/acceptance and all living things equality.
Jean Williams February 21, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Ian just think what a wonderful place this would be if everyone was gay there would be no wars,no famine ,no pollution,but then again there would be no people
James Thomas March 04, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Susan, Gaybashing is OK according to Patch if this type of comment is allowed to stand. Joe Homeowner 9:50 am on Monday, March 4, 2013 Donny Van Oss & James Thomas trolling again from Ellsworth Rd. A pair of patheticness with their name game. Look for them to be holding hands at the next school board meeting. Don't worry about who I am...that's the least of your problems. #2losers

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