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Joel Burns

Weather Channel Caught In Storm Of Controversy Over Sarcastic Tweet

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

The Weather Channel has apologized to outgoing Fort Worth, Texas, City Councilman Joel Burns after a recent Twitter flap. Burns, an openly gay poli...

Gay Councilman Lauds Boy Who Made Red Sox Make Anti-Bullying Video

Posted 08.11.2011 | Impact

Earlier this month, 12-year-old Sam Maden from Nashua, N.H. sent a petition of over 9,000 signatures to the Boston Red Sox. He wasn't asking them to s...

1975: Clela Rorex Issues America's First Same-Sex Marriage License (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

As a child of the turbulent sixties, I was convinced time promised a better tomorrow. Through assassinations and a bloody war, bold Americans lear...

WATCH: Gay City Councilman Breaks Down While Discussing Bullying

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Openly gay Fort Worth, Texas, City Councilman Joel Burns gave an impassioned plea to youth struggling with their sexual identity during a meeting Tues...

Texas City Councilman Tells Gay Teens "It Gets Better" in Emotional Speech

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

In a powerful and inspiring speech, Councilman Joel Burns described a time when the bullying was so bad that he considered taking his own life.