Emotional speech urging bullied young gays to persevere

A member of the bullying task force pointed out this clip from a Fort Worth, Texas City Council meeting from last week.  It is a very moving clip in which an openly gay councilman urges young people to seek help and to hang in there if they are being bullied due to their sexuality, as they don’t know now how wonderful their lives will turn out after high school.  His presentation was in response to the many gay related suicides lately.

In a heart-wrenching moment, the Councillor told of the bullying he endured as a teenager. “They said that I was a faggot and that I should die,” he said.   The harassment drove him to the verge of suicide.

“You will have a lifetime of happy memories if you just allow yourself and give yourself the time to make them.”

You can view the full clip by clicking below:

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