Ash Beckham, My New Future Best Friend

by Brittany on March 6, 2013

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Here’s a clip of Ash Beckham at Boulder Ignite talking about the word “gay.” Confused about it? No worries, she made hilarious flow charts.

“You can legislate tolerance, you can’t legislate acceptance, that takes a societal shift.”

*Mentally adds Ash to the list of people I want to give half a BFF necklace to.*

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda March 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

Love this.


Lisa D March 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

Adore! Funny, fabulous, and true true true.


Melody March 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

I am strait as fuck and I love this message!


Jessie March 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

That’s wonderful…I felt the same thing when I moved to New England and many people use the word retarded in the same manner. One person at a time, just change one person at a time.


Rachel B. March 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

Amazing! Makes me wish I lived in Boulder! :)


erica March 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm

WOW. She is awesome and the way she speaks is awesome. I could listen to her verbally bitch slap people all day.


Lisa March 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Love love love!


Dawn_ewords March 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Hey Ohio… You could learn a lot from Colorado! Love this more than I have words to express!


Laura March 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Love this! Thank you for sharing with all of us!


Angie Tobias March 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Brava Ash. From an Ally in Ann Arbor. Xx


StrongerMe March 6, 2013 at 5:55 pm

If she does not tour and give that speech to high schools, I will be sad. What a cool, hip, self-assured speaker and speech. It’s perfectly stated, perfectly illustrated, and well, just perfect. Way to go Ash!


Erin @ Miss Lifesaver March 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Love this! This is a conversation I have with my students often. I don’t allow “that’s gay” comments to be used in my classroom (or life… ask my friends and family) for this very reason. It breaks my heart to think about the students in my school who have to hear such language. When I teach persuasion, we talk about Public Service Announcements, and there was a series a few years back where a bunch of celebrities did an anti-that’s-so-gay campaign. I may need oto share this with them too!


Emily March 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Oh My Gosh. LOVE THIS.


Kelly March 6, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Dallas could learn from Colorado. Beautiful!!!


Rachel March 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Love it!


Keri March 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Awesomesauce. Well put, Ash!


Becky (Princess Mikkimoto) March 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Love her, this and YOU for putting this out there.


Allison March 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

What a great talk – love this!


Theresa March 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm



Christina S March 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Love this! Thank you for sharing!


Kathleen March 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Take this on the road, please! And, add “a version for CRAZY.”


Ali March 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm



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