This boy is my hero forever and ever.
In response to inflammatory, homophobic comments made by Francophone Canadian broadcasters, in which they questioned his masculinity and even his gender, Johnny called a press conference earlier this week. Following are two separate clips covering different portions of the press conference.
May I always be as calm, well-spoken and circumspect in the face of criticism and oppression. Johnny's insistence on looking at the larger picture, at who else the comments would affect - other young people, parents of youth people - and his hope that fifty years from now, similar comments won't be part of the social landscape, make him a person whose values I hope to represent well.
Beautifully-done, Johnny. xoxo