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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.
What an adorable kid 8^)
@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
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?
@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
@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.
Good for him!
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.
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?
Yeah, +1 for our team.
Great story for everyone who admires exceptional achievement.
That he’s gay makes it even more admirable.
@jonjct: Okay. When you win a prestigious $100k award, you can school us on how to act excited like a “real man.”
AEH, ^ your words, not mine.
@Mr. E. Jones: agree
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!
We need more of young man like him. The fact that he is gay is not important, it is what he found.
That is important.
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