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Fort Worth, TX Councilmember Tells GLBT Kids “It Gets Better”

Joel Burns is my new hero. At this Tuesday’s Fort Worth City Council meeting, Burns used his platform as a councilmember to tell his story for the first time, and to express what he wished he was able to show all of the GLBT youth — and the 13-year old boy he once was — feeling hurt and alone out there. It’s truly touching and I just had to share. (It’s a long one but completely worth it.)

P.S. Take out your hankies.

h/t to Sarah. Searching for a transcript.

Joel Burns is my new hero. At this Tuesday’s Fort Worth City Council meeting, Burns used his platform as a councilmember to tell his story for the first time, and to express what he wished he was ...

Fort Worth, TX Councilmember Tells GLBT Kids “It Gets Better”

Joel Burns is my new hero. At this Tuesday’s Fort Worth City Council meeting, Burns used his platform as a councilmember to tell his story for the first time, and to express what he wished he was able to show all of the GLBT youth — and the 13-year old boy he once was — feeling hurt and alone out there. It’s truly touching and I just had to share. (It’s a long one but completely worth it.)

P.S. Take out your hankies.

h/t to Sarah. Searching for a transcript.

Joel Burns is my new hero. At this Tuesday’s Fort Worth City Council meeting, Burns used his platform as a councilmember to tell his story for the first time, and to express what he wished he was ...

Round-up: Responses to the gay teen suicides, bullying and It Gets Better campaign

It’s been a tough few weeks for queer youth. We’ve had five (at least that we know of and have gotten media attention) gay youth take their lives as a direct result of bullying or harassment based on their sexual orientation.

It reveals a truth we all know–it’s really hard to be different, especially as a young person. Middle and High School are hard as hell for anyone, let alone someone who is singled out for being different–especially being gay. While I was never bullied about my sexuality growing up (I wasn’t out after all, although that didn’t stop a few people from calling out my queerness way before I ever admitted it) I suppressed it for the very same ...

It’s been a tough few weeks for queer youth. We’ve had five (at least that we know of and have gotten media attention) gay youth take their lives as a direct result of bullying or harassment ...

What We Missed

Another gay teenager takes his own life after being bullied at his middle school. Rest in peace Asher.

Have you taken action yet to keep Washington from banning abortion coverage for folks with pre-exisiting conditions?

Despite efforts by the GOP to woe woo Latino voters, it isn’t working. Shocking that being anti-immigrant doesn’t win over a primarily immigrant group.

A transgender teen was voted Homecoming King by his classmates and then the school revoked the title because he’s was still enrolled in school as female. WTF?

An Ontario court struck down a Canadian law criminalizing sex work because of the risk those laws pose to sex workers and their safety.

The HIV rate for gay ...

Another gay teenager takes his own life after being bullied at his middle school. Rest in peace Asher.

Have you taken action yet to keep Washington from banning abortion coverage for folks with pre-exisiting conditions?

Despite efforts ...

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