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Victory Fund Supports Fort Worth's Burns

Victory Fund Supports Fort Worth's Burns

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The Victory Fund has made its first endorsement for 2011 -- getting behind the reelection effort of Joel Burns, the gay Fort Worth city councilman who in October made an impassioned speech in council chambers on LGBT youth suicides.

Burns's speech has been watched 2.5 million times, and the Victory Fund -- which works to elect LGBT candidates to political office -- says he has become a role model because of it. The councilman is running for reelection next year to represent the Texas city's District 9.

"Joel represents what the Victory Fund is all about -- making sure LGBT voices are represented in government, and making sure we are heard," Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, said in a press release.

Read more about Burns here.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.