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Gay teen offers video response for Jonah, victims of anti-gay bullying

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Johnny Robinson, a 17-year-old openly gay teen from Limerick, Penn., who was also elected his high school’s homecoming king, has recorded a video message for bullying victim Jonah Mowry.

Johnny Robinson

Emulating Mowry’s YouTube video that went viral last week, Robinson holds up handwritten note cards that explain he went through a period of being bullied and taunted with homophobic slurs before he found the courage to stand up for himself.

He says after he became proud of who he is, he was elected homecoming king at his high school and even fell in love.

“Whether or not Jonahs Video was real or fake, mine is 100% real, and i still hope my message will help others with the serious issue of bullying that takes place in schools and homes everyday all over the World. I had only good intentions for this video and i hope that my story can at least help others struggling with this problem!”

Watch:

The four-minute reply is unique in that it depicts Johnny as a happy, emotionally-centered young man that is comfortable with his sexuality. It’s not an act, according to his mother, Bonnie Robinson, who said her youngest son is a genuinely happy person.

“He’s a great kid, and I know (Jonah’s video) really got to him,” she said. “I’m so proud of the difference Johnny’s made in so many people’s lives just this fast. It’s amazing!”

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21 more reader comments:

  1. I agree with the message but didn’t everyone say Jonah was lying?

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:13pm
  2. Haha, woah. This confused me at first.

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:24pm
  3. He was on GMA with his family. No he was not lying.

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:26pm
  4. He wasn’t lying cause it was don’t like before he went into school he was scared that what happens last year would happen again but it didn’t

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:27pm
  5. i think that people are brave and courageous i applaud johnny for standing up for hisself and overcoming ignorance and humilation and becoming someone he is truly proud and happy and its better to be happy again with the person u are

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:32pm
  6. You stole this!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:33pm
  7. Great to see the love and support we have for each other. Stay PROUD!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:44pm
  8. <3

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:46pm
  9. Some pretty vile people started spreading a lie that Jonah was proved to be lying. The liars were the people spreading the story. They prefer to identify with the bullies.

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:06pm
  10. Oh My God – I love this kid….he’s awesome !

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:08pm
  11. o love it <3

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:09pm
  12. The world needs more young men like Johnny – thank you!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:28pm
  13. being like every1 else is boring!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:30pm
  14. he is a nice guy for doing that

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:28pm
  15. I wish’d I gone to the prom with HIM!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:48pm
  16. THank you for sharing!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:20pm
  17. I cried when I watched both. <3

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:55pm
  18. IT IS WONDERFUL THAT PEOPLE CAN JUST BE…. AND BE PROUD ABOUT IT. WE ALL ARE SPECIAL. GAY or straight. ; )

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:24pm
  19. Johnny u are alright. Your A definitive inspiration to those that are like Jonah.Both of r friends in my book.Also fellow gay Brothers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 9:19pm
  20. Great!

    Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:16am
  21. please like the page and target the issues

    Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3:38pm