CBS News’ Josh Elliott opens up about his gay dad
Elliott was honored for his work on the ABC News segment “Battle Against Bullying,” about the death of gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer, but it was his personal story about his father’s coming out that brought the room to its feet.
“When I was 13 my father came out… I got to seem him as a man in full and a man fulfilled,” said Elliott. “I took from him his love of storytelling… the importance of being an advocate for those who need it. And I took from him, most importantly, what it means to be a man.”