Video: Gay official's emotional plea goes viral (regarding LGBT teen suicide)

Published: October 18, 2010

An emotional plea for tolerance of gay youth from Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns has quickly become one of the Web’s most-watched videos this week, catapulting the elected official to the forefront of a larger movement to prevent suicide among gay teens.

Burns used his allotted time at last Tuesday’s council meeting to share his own story of being bullied as a young gay man, breaking down into tears. Burns also shared the stories of a rash of recent gay teen suicides.

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