In what has been called possibly the most blunt It Gets Better video to date, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) talks about his personal difficulties with public speaking, and says that people who can be honest about themselves are the kind of people the world needs.
Moran adds: “I didn’t happen to be born gay, but I’ve known an awful lot of bullies throughout my life. It’s interesting that they all grew up to be insecure jerks.”
He ends: “You need to believe in yourself.”
The Advocate has released a four page feature profiling Moran’s LGBT-rights advocacy that you can find here.
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