This 'proud, openly gay cowboy' sent a powerful message to homophobes everywhere

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Saturday 25 March 2017 16:30

Joshua Goyne is a cowboy from Australia, who faces daily death threats for going to rodeos.

But Goyne sent a very clear message to those who threaten him in a video to Facebook.

He says:

Today I was attacked for being an openly gay cowboy. They think they’re going to silence me, but there’s no chance in hell. They think they’re going to stop me from riding this weekend’s rodeo? Not a chance in hell.

I will proudly stand in front of any homophobe and say right to their face that I’m a proud, openly gay cowboy. It doesn’t make you any less of a person.

Rural Australia has a terrible problem with homophobia, and it needs to stop.

The gay cowboy will never be silenced, I will forever be a proud, openly gay cowboy. I will happily give a voice for those too scared to speak up and be who they are. 

Here's the video:

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