Watch: Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns' Amazing Tearful Statement to Bullied Gay Teens
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns broke down at last night's City Council meeting during an emotional personal statement about his own taunting by anti-gay bullies as a teen.
"I was cornered after school by some older kids who roughed me up. They said that I was a fag, and that I should die and go to Hell where I belonged."
Burns went on to discuss meeting his partner, getting elected, and developing a bond with his dad, promising teens, "It gets better."
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Writes The Victory Fund: "Burns became the first openly gay candidate elected to public office in Tarrant County, Texas, when he won a special election for a seat on the Fort Worth City Council in 2007. He was reelected in 2009."