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A Fierce Advocate from Ft. Worth

Jim Burroway

October 14th, 2010

What do you say we elect Ft. Worth City Councilman Joel Burns our next President?

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Russ
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

He’s got my vote. A *real* advocate too.

Lindoro Almaviva
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

I watch this and i could not stop crying. None of the “It Will get better” videos has done that for me, but this one did me in.

Rob San Diego
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

I like this guy. I’m curious though, how did he get a husband, he lives in Texas. It’s not legal there. Him doing this is great. It’s like making a “Things get better” video.

andrew
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

It was a little weepy to be as effective as it could be, but hot damn, the standing O was sure as hell powerful.

JandyA Says
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

Dear Joel (and JD),

Thank you so much for sharing your personal tragedy AND TRIUMPH for all those who need to hear and for those of us who UNITE IN THIS COMMON GOOD.

We of the Gay Community love you and appreciate all you have just done to make this world a better place for people who feel different and unaccepted/unacceptable.

To those who identify with this story, PLEASE know that you ALL are loved. Please stay around so that we can ALL benefit from YOUR love.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE… do not choose a permanent non-solution to a temporary problem. Ask for help. Find a friend to walk you through. Call the phone numbers displayed in this video. And PLEASE KNOW… IT DOES GET BETTER.

With all my LOVE,
Andy

Matt
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

Impressive that this could come from the same place that we saw a Stonewall-type incident several months back.

TampaZeke
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

He’s definitely got my vote.

I don’t think I’ve ever been moved by a speech the way I was by Joel’s amazing, courageous and heartfelt presentation.

Abe
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

I have watched the speech again and again today. By far, it is the best “It Gets Better” video I have seen. He would have my vote!

Alan in Texas
October 15th, 2010 | LINK

We Texans don’t alway have a lot to be proud of when it comes to LGBT issues, but I’m sure proud of Joel. As far as having a husband, no it’s not legal here, but there a plenty of us guys who have them anyway. Me for 47 years next month. I don’t know what political effect this will have on Joel, but if I were Mayor Moncrief today I would be hoping that Joel was willing to wait until I was ready to retire.

customartist
October 16th, 2010 | LINK

This took COURAGE.

Few politicians have the genuine strength of character that Joel Burns displays, especially knowing that he will have made some enemies with this revelation.

Let’s not let the opposition harm this man. Support him here:

http://www.joelburns.com/register.php

campaign@joelburns.com
817-921-JOEL
P.O. Box 12663
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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