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Graduating With Ellen: ‘When You’re Older, Most of You Will Be Gay’

Never have such sarcastic words been so encouraging! While fellow funny lesbian Wanda Sykes enjoyed President Obama as an audience, New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres scored a much less temperamental crowd at Tulane University. Speaking to the “Katrina Class” (these students were freshman when the hurricane hit), Ellen was funny, yes, but also qualified: Who can speak seriously about extreme failure and extreme success better than this girl?

By:           editor editor
On:           May 19, 2009
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  • 19 Comments
    • Kdogg
      Kdogg

      And this would be an example of how I fell in love with a lesbian!!

      May 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426
      edgyguy1426

      That was awesome!

      May 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InExile
      InExile

      She is wonderful and gives very good advice.

      May 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrianZ
      BrianZ

      Wow, I am rolling :) She’s so fab!

      May 19, 2009 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • luvrly
      luvrly

      I love ELLEN!!! I was laughing so much through that!!! And she had some to the best advice ever!!!

      May 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      PERFECTION!!!!

      May 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      I love her, she’s a real person, funny and generous.

      May 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • atdleft
      atdleft

      Yay for Ellen! And yes, I’m with @Kdogg… Who would have guess I’d fall in love with a lesbian! ;-)

      May 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justdance
      justdance

      thank you so much for posting. that was awesome.

      May 19, 2009 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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    • Andreas
      Andreas

      So glad this is on video– I was there to hear my friends sing the alma mater and give the commencement address, but in this great ceremony Ellen was a major highlight. Really relates the experience to what everyone in New Orleans understands. (I’m also the one who yells “can’t wait” after she says everyone will grow up to be gay. She laughed! Wow.)

      May 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • denguyfl
      denguyfl

      I would love this but my ex is a Tulane grad. I do still love him. Curse QUEERTY.

      May 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherJ
      ChristopherJ

      This woman is hilarious. Thanks for posting.

      May 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Heather
      Heather

      I’ll second the Thank you so much for posting! That was great! :D

      May 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NewYorkness
      NewYorkness

      Ellen is the bomb! Ellen for President 2016!

      May 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      ugh…she’s never funny.

      May 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul
      Paul

      Best commencement speech EVER!

      May 20, 2009 at 2:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hannah
      Hannah

      I flippin’ love Ellen. That was so great.

      May 20, 2009 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will
      Will

      Ellen is pure unadulterated awesomeness.

      May 21, 2009 at 7:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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