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ABC News Anchor Josh Elliott Honors His Gay Dad: VIDEO

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In accepting an award for ABC News coverage of the Jamie Rodemeyer suicide, GMA anchor Josh Elliott gave a touching speech about how his father came out of the closet two years before his death:

"When I was 13 years old, my dad came out and he died when I was 15, but for two years I got to see him as a man fulfilled and a man in full... I just want to say this: I took from him his love of storytelling; I took from him the importance of being an advocate for those who need it; and I took from him what it means to be a man."

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  1. How beautiful and moving!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 27, 2012 2:29:36 PM


  2. My eyes are leaky today!

    Posted by: Glenn I | Mar 27, 2012 7:42:12 PM


  3. What a beautiful thing to say. Mensch. His father done good.

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 27, 2012 8:28:26 PM


  4. I knew there was a reason I liked him - a clear standout from Day One on the disneyfied, procreation-worshipping schlockfest that is GMA.

    Posted by: WebHybrid | Mar 27, 2012 9:16:38 PM


  5. I have liked Josh Elliott as the newest News anchor on GMA since he started the gig....But I have a new found respect for him after watching this. Kudos Mr. Elliott...keep up your great work and keep making your father and all of us proud!

    Posted by: TJ | Mar 27, 2012 11:19:54 PM


  6. Another champ! He helps us all win.

    Posted by: uffda | Mar 27, 2012 11:31:38 PM


  7. Josh Elliott is tall, dark, and handsome, and.....gay?

    Posted by: David | Mar 28, 2012 7:50:39 AM


  8. What a fine man he is.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 28, 2012 3:37:56 PM


  9. I would like to finish both of my daughter’s school scrapbooks. Well, not finish, but get them up-to-date! Wonderful giveaway, thanks!


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