Valedictorian at Mormon college comes out and becomes an Internet sensation


On 26 April, Matty Easton attended his graduation ceremony at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, United States and he used his graduation speech to say how proud he is to be gay. Easton, who studied Political Science at the Mormon college, shared a video of the speech on YouTube, where it has already racked up over 20,000 views. In the video he is heard saying that it is the first opportunity for him to tell his family and friends that he is a gay son of God and he loves it. “I am not broken. I am loved and important in the plan of our great creator. Each of us are [sic]. Four years ago, it would have been impossible for me to imagine that I would come out to my entire college. It is a phenomenal feeling,” he said. During the six-minute speech, Easton also said that his terminally ill mom taught him to appreciate what is really important in life.


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