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Student Comes Out to Christian University with Dazzlingly Gay Lip Sync

Student Comes Out to Christian University with Dazzlingly Gay Lip Sync

Student Comes Out to Christian University with Dazzlingly Gay Lip Sync

Go big or go home.

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A student in Oregon is going viral after basically coming out to his entire Christian university with a very, very gay lip sync to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down.”

Reid Arthur took center stage with a group of his friends for a lip sync battle at George Fox University in which they performed a combo of Taylor Swift’s “...Ready For It?” and her Lover-era “You Need to Calm Down.”

As sparkly and dance-y as their rendition of “...Ready For It?” was, it was TSwift’s 2019 gay anthem that really drove home the rainbow pride in the middle of the auditorium.

 

While it's unclear to what degree Reid was out before this, as we all know, coming out is a constant process, and there’s a difference between being out in your day-to-day life versus making sure everyone at your super Christian school knows you’re out and proud.

Though it resides not far from Portland, one of the most liberal cities in the US, George Fox University is a Christian university with a specific note on their website that they believe marriage is between a man and a woman and they will “hold the historic Christian position on this topic.”

All the same, it’s obvious Reid and his friends provided some highly needed chaotic LGBTQ energy to the students at the school.

 

 

 

Not only did Reid and his friends win the university’s lip sync competition, they pledged to donate the winnings to GLAAD and The Trevor Project.

And more than even that, this fearless display of queerness seems to be energizing the LGBTQ community at the school to push back against the university’s lack of acceptance and affirmation.

No, it shouldn't take a song and dance to convince anyone that an entire group of people deserve respect and acceptance. But sometimes, all the same, a little song and dance can go a long way.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.