VIDEO: Why and How NOT to Say, “That’s So Gay”



Ash Beckham delivers, and brings it home, laying out the whys and hows of not saying

That’s so gay

in a 5-minute speech in front of over 800 people as part of part of a series sponsored by Ignite Boulder.  With 20 slides set on auto-advance every 15 seconds, it’s a challenge, and Beckman conquered it, laying out the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and evoking laughter from the crowd for her use of images.

She rocks. And she’s right.


HT: SheWired

4 Responses to "VIDEO: Why and How NOT to Say, “That’s So Gay”"
Teddy Partridge | Thursday March 7, 2013 12:33 pm 1

This is just great, Lisa. Thanks to you for sharing it and for Ash for speaking it. I don’t know when “that’s so gay” became a thing, but we can end it and we should.

Suzanne | Thursday March 7, 2013 01:56 pm 2

wonderful! thank you lisa

wmd1961 | Thursday March 7, 2013 07:30 pm 3

South Park definitely brought “that’s gay” into my vernacular. They redeemed themselves a little by applying it to Harley riders :-).

I get what Ash is saying and will work to eliminate saying it in a perjorative manner.

nixonclinbushbama | Friday March 8, 2013 12:46 am 4

How not to say it?

I don’t believe I have ever thought of saying it in my life, even as a child.

Even if I wanted to say it, I cannot imagine a circumstance in which it would seem remotely apt.

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