Fort Worth city councilman Joel Burns is getting national and international exposure and kudos for his moving speech earlier this week.
Reader comments are predominantly positive on web sites that carried the story.
A reader at The Stranger commented: “This guy — this gay guy — was elected in Fort Worth, Texas? And received a standing ovation for his story? Maybe Texas isn’t as far back in the Stone Ages as I thought.”
“Finally, a Texas politician with some character and humanity,” another reader said at the Huffington Post.
“Something on YouTube finally made me cry in a good way,” someone wrote at Blogtown.
But comments at our own major daily aren’t so lovey-dovey. “I can clearly see by the comments that Texas is…all heart,” someone said with sarcasm fairly oozing between the lines.