Jason Armstrong, Queer
INVOLVEMENTS AT OU:
OU Speech and Debate; OU Little Monsters; Ally and Sierra Student Coalition
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE OUT?:
Being out or being an ally shows strength and hope for those who need it. It allows for people to be aware of our existence in all walks of life; we are just like everyone else, just a little gayer!
WHY ARE YOU PROUD?:
WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART ABOUT COMING OUT?:
The absolute most difficult thing about coming out was accepting myself and then letting my conservative family know who I am.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS WHO COME OUT?:
Coming out must be on your own terms, no matter what. Don't give in to pressure from others and always remember: there is support out there; you never have to be alone, especially while coming out.
THOUGHTS FOR NON-LGBT PEOPLE ABOUT LGBT PEOPLE AND CONCERNS:
We are just like straight people, just a little gayer. We are your equals and deserve all the same rights, as such. We are not Second Class Citizens.