Missouri’s Gay Republican Representative Explains Why He Came Out

Missouri state Rep. Zach Wyatt (R) told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last night that he come out as gay to his Republican colleagues to urge them to abandon their support for the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and help young gay people embrace who they are. “I just wanted to make sure if I could get one student to not go home, go home from being bullied and hurt themselves, or worse yet, possibly take their own lives, I think I’ve done my job as a state representative,” Wyatt explained. He is currently the only out, gay Republican holding state office in the United States. Watch it:

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