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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Interview: Joel Burns

A follow-up to his moving speech in the Fort Worth City Council meeting last Tuesday:

What a man. Now if only I could find a shirtless pic of this wrangler. Grin.

Update, from Box Turtle Bulletin:
Burns, who gave out his phone number during the powerful, deeply moving speech, has reportedly received over 800 calls from young gay and lesbian young people, many of whom were contemplating suicide.

One such call was from a young woman in Australia who told Burns that she had urged her young gay friend to watch the speech, knowing that he was struggling with his own sexual orientation.

After he had done so, he confided in her that he had been planning to take his own life that weekend, but had decided against doing so after watching what Burns had to say.

The speech, which the brave Burns assumed would only make local news, has now been viewed over 1.2 million times on You Tube. It's worth watching.


dave said...

What a fine and brave man he is.

Russ Manley said...

Yup, he's a cowboy all right.

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