I discovered back in late September last year that I'm gay. Since then, I've told around ten people, mostly close friends. I've also told my parents. I am a senior in high-school, and I graduate on June 16th. I was just in my AP English class and we were assigned our final project, which is essentially a personal narrative story about something meaningful and that people might not know. Naturally, I feel inclined to come out in a creative way through the assignment. I've been feeling tempted to come out for a month or so now, and what better opportunity than this? Read the grading criteria: "Does the speech speak to the human experience? After hearing the speech, have we gained more understanding, more awareness? Was the content surprising at times? Was the story a journey of human understanding and awareness? Was there magic in what was said?" Declaring that I'm gay is essentially the perfect way to not only fulfill the assignment's requirements, but also to remove something from my chest. It's pretty classy, too. I have spoken with another guy who came out last year, and he said that he has not experienced any kind of discrimination here. It's a pretty damn liberal community, after all. The difference with me is that I am the ASB (student body) President. The news would spread like wildfire, and because of my position, it might entail more hostility. I don't have to present until May 29th. What are your opinions on this? Should I do it?