Forth Worth councilman Joel Burns and Lawrence O'Donnell at the GLAAD Awards in L.A. on Sunday.
We are now the proud recipients of a GLAAD Award for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment category. Lawrence accepted the award last night in Los Angeles with Joel Burns by his side.
Back in October, we told you about Burns, a city councilman in Fort Worth, and his teary plea to gay teens. His message was one of hope: it will get better. In a very emotional speech, he pleaded with bullied gay teens to re-think suicide as an option. At times, he even broke down and cried in the 12-minute appeal. We discussed the importance of Burns' personal message at length and conducted an exclusive interview Burns and his husband.
Please, watch the interview again (and bring the box of Kleenex). Share it with friends and help us keep Joel Burns' message alive.