Councilman's Plea to Gay Teens Goes Viral

'Things will get easier,' says Fort Worth's Joel Burns
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2010 5:01 PM CDT

It's a viral video of the right kind: a Fort Worth city councilman's heartfelt speech on the suicides of gay teens is a certifiable Internet smash, notes AOL News. As in, more than 560,000 views and counting of Joel Burns' address in two days. "Yes high school was difficult, coming out was painful, but life got so much better for me," says Burns, who recounts the bullying he himself encountered as a youth. "Things will get easier. Please stick around to make those happy moments for yourself." (Read more bullying stories.)

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