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Nyle DiMarco Reveals One Advantage To Being Deaf (Hint: It Has To Do With Donald Trump)

by Derek de Koff September 13, 2016

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Tonight is about embracing our identities and our differences to find confidence to do whatever we are inspired to do. My passion, personally, is being my true self while inspiring young people who are struggling with their identities to love themselves for who they are. And myself, as a sexually fluid deaf man, I know that embracing all our identities is the way to thrive and to overcome the limitations and prejudices that surround us. There is no doubt in my mind that human diversity is what colors our world. For all LGBTQ Americans, we know from experience that labels can’t hold us back. We can change the world one person at a time simply by being our true selves.”

“Seriously, I don’t find not being able to hear an obstacle or a boundary. For me and for many of us, it is an advantage and it’s a part of my identity in fact. It’s a huge part of who I am. And in this very turbulent political year, trust me, don’t you want to sometimes just turn the volume off completely when Donald Trump starts to rant? I have a tremendous advantage there as well. I don’t hear a thing.”Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco, speaking at the Human Rights Campaign National Gala this weekend, during a beautiful speech about being a deaf member of the LGBTQ community.

Watch the beautiful speech below: 




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