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Thursday, October 14, 2010

IF YOU ARE GAY ❧❧ HUMANE HUMANS WANTED TO STEP UP



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Double click the video to see on an enlarged screen at Youtube
Fort Worth City Councilman, Joel Burns, reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. For more coverage, visit the following links:

www.star-telegram.com

www.wfaa.com/news

facebook.com/joelburns1

Uploaded by joelburns

Lawrence O'Donnell aired this tonight on his MSNBC show "The Last
Word". It is time for bullying to stop. Bullying. We have seen an increase of "bullying" behavior by politicians and "wannabe" politicians who are running for office or those who have already run for office. And this sets the stage for bullying to rise by our young people. We as adults set the example to stop, tolerate or "fire up" bullying behavior.

This is a brave soul ~ Joel Burns. I hope you will listen and even if you disapprove of gay people being gay, I hope you will have compassion and empathy enough to help be part of the solution to stop the tide of bullies in our human race. Bullies in the family, in your town, in the rooms you pass through, in the campaigning, in the classroom, the places in our children's lives where they think they can get a pass on this behavior. It is time to behave humanely and be proactive about our caring. Compassion first.

From Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC show about this video Thursday, October 14, 2010 ~

Zoning laws, property taxes and school budgets typically dominate the conversation at city council meetings. But one councilman in Fort Worth, Texas used his podium to talk about the recent suicide epidemic among gay youths.

In a very emotional speech on Tuesday, Joel Burns pleaded with gay teens to re-think suicide as an option. At times, he even broke down and cried in the 12-minute appeal.

"Attitudes will change, life will get better, you will have a lifetime of happy memories if you just allow yourself and give yourself the time to make them," said Burns.

Burns, an openly gay man, says he struggled with his sexuality growing up. He also described what it felt like being bullied as kid.

"High school was difficult, coming out was painful," he said. "I want to tell any teen who is watching this, life will get better."

Gay teens Asher Brown, 13, Seth Walsh, 13, and Justin Aaberg all committed suicide in 2010 in the face of alleged anti-gay bullying. (Personal Photos)

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