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?

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  • Kdogg

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

  • edgyguy1426

    That was awesome!

  • InExile

    She is wonderful and gives very good advice.

  • BrianZ

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

  • luvrly

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

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  • John

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

  • atdleft

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

  • justdance

    thank you so much for posting. that was awesome.

  • 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.)

  • denguyfl

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

  • ChristopherJ

    This woman is hilarious. Thanks for posting.

  • Heather

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

  • NewYorkness

    Ellen is the bomb! Ellen for President 2016!

  • TANK

    ugh…she’s never funny.

  • Paul

    Best commencement speech EVER!

  • Hannah

    I flippin’ love Ellen. That was so great.

  • Will

    Ellen is pure unadulterated awesomeness.

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