Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke asked media to shut off their cameras before he broke down during his speech on gay rights and anti-bullying, in front of hundreds of parents, educators and students.
Burke on Monday helped launch a new website, MyGSA.ca - the first national resource dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Burke's son Brendan was 21 when he was killed in a car crash last February - three months after the father-son pair made headlines when Brendan revealed he was gay.
'We have to get to a point where you can go to school free of fear,' Burke said at the launch at Sutton Place Hotel.
'Fear is a horrible emotion to feel and smaller kids get picked on and gay kids get picked on. It has got to stop.'
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