Florida graduate gives powerful speech about being gay without saying the word ‘gay’
LGBTQ+ Floridians just got a new hero in the shape of Senior Class President Zander Moricz who, despite being told he couldn’t say the word ‘gay’ in his graduation speech, delivered a powerful speech anyway using his curly hair as a metaphor.
Due to Gov. Ron DeSantis an his ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill, Moricz (who is out and proud and an advocate for gay rights) was told that if he uttered the word ‘gay’ he would have his mic cut off so he cleverly circumvented the situation and used word play to get his vital point across.
After removing his graduation cap and running his hands through his hair he said: “I used to hate my curls. I spent morning and night embarrassed of them trying to straighten this part of who I am, but the daily damage of trying to fix myself became too much to endure. So while having curly hair in Florida is difficulty due to the humidity, I decided to be proud of who I was and started coming to school as my authentic self.”
See his the speech from Sunday’s ceremony below:
That’s not all mind you, Zander is also part of a class action SUING Florida because of the aforementioned ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill. See him talk about it here on CNN recently. Here is a young man feeling compelled to speak out and make waves at an age when he really shouldn’t have to be taking on the Government for simply wanting to be himself.