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WATCH: Meet Jack Andraka, Gay Boy Wonder Who Invented Award-Winning Cancer Test

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By:           Tommy Jordan O'Malley
On:           Oct 15, 2013
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  • 17 Comments
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      I am in love with this kid! So freaking proud of him! Looking forward to see what he will do in the future. Hope he takes a look that that Hiv virus. I wonder how long it will take for historians to try to white wash the fact that he is gay.

      Oct 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      What an adorable kid 8^)

      Oct 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105
      doug105

      @Scribe38: Already started as someone else noted on towelroad.

      I saw this interview last night on 60 Minutes and figured the kid was gay. I was wondering, well expecting, 60 Minutes to avoid that issue but at one point they said to him, about a teacher who was fuming at him, “as if you had a Playboy”.

      It’s like, no, 60 Minutes, not every boy reads Playboy.

      POSTED BY: MICHAEL | OCT 14, 2013 9:09:07 PM

      Oct 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Gay teenagers can use all the positive role models they can get, so how do you explain 60 Minutes failing to mention that Jack Andraka is openly gay? It’s not like this young man hasn’t decided to come out. He is proudly gay. Was Morly Safer afraid he might offend the homophobes in the audience by pointing out that it may be a gay kid who discovers a cure for cancer?

      Oct 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      @doug105: He is the nicest young man. I sent him a twitter message thanking him and letting him know he was a very good role model and he replied offering to Skype with my medical class. He is the real thing. Classy guy all the way

      Oct 15, 2013 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      @Kieran: Not a cure, but early testing for a disease that is normally only discovered when it is too late for a lot of treatments to work. But you’re main point is pretty correct.

      Oct 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      Good for him!

      Oct 16, 2013 at 3:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      @Kieran:

      If he was straight would 60 minutes find a way to mention he was straight? No, because his sexual preference has NOTHING to do with his scientific accomplishments, which the story was about.

      Stop looking to be offended.

      Oct 16, 2013 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      The kid acting excited and running round the auditorium has nothing to do with “gay panic”. nothing. What is the author thinking? Also, I am embarrassed for the kid because he needs to tone it down. C’mon, people are cringing. that includes me. finally, exposing his personal preferences in this story is unnecessary. Nobody needs to know if he’s gay. I’m not saying hide it, it’s just not part of the story, and why should it be?

      Oct 16, 2013 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Yeah, +1 for our team.

      Oct 16, 2013 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Great story for everyone who admires exceptional achievement.

      That he’s gay makes it even more admirable.

      Oct 16, 2013 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AEH
      AEH

      @jonjct: Okay. When you win a prestigious $100k award, you can school us on how to act excited like a “real man.”

      Oct 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      AEH, ^ your words, not mine.

      Oct 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      @Mr. E. Jones: agree

      Oct 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      He is adorable. Good luck to him in the future (although i don’t think he’ll need it)
      Get down with your fabulous self, lil bro!

      Oct 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefano
      Stefano

      We need more of young man like him. The fact that he is gay is not important, it is what he found.

      Oct 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefano
      Stefano

      That is important.

      Oct 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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