Okay, I’ll be the first to admit something unpopular – as laudable as the It Gets Better video project against anti-gay bullying is, there are a fair number of cheesy, self-indulgent personal testimonies amidst the flood of much-needed support. I guess that’s to be expected with a national public crusade.
However, Fort Worth city councilman Joel Burns’s heartfelt testimony last night at City Hall is the absolute best example of what It Gets Better is supposed to do. His presentation was so straightforward, calmly delivered, yet effectively personal, Burns is now getting national attention via the decidedly unsentimental snarksite Gawker as well as The Huffington Post. Thanks for your powerful words, Joel.