Friday, October 15, 2010

Joel Burns, a Fort Worth Councilman, Tells Teens "It Gets Better"

Right now on CNN, Joel Burns, an openly-gay council member in Fort Worth, TX, is being interviewed. His emotional appeal made Tuesday night, October 12, at a city council meeting has gone viral. It's posted below the CNN video here in its entirety and was aired earlier today on the network. Burns gave the speech in response to the rash of suicides resulting from bullying in general and homophobia-driven bullying in particular.

At BlogHer last month, a staff member posted another "It gets better" video from two gay men who also addressed teens who are being bullied. View that one here. It's part of an organized project by the same name.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

Kudos for post on this, Nordette. Thanks.