Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 11/13/2010
Saturday Vids: Best of “It Gets Better”
I’m sure a lot of you have seen at least one “It Gets Better” video. If you haven’t, it’s basically a project initiated to show LGBT youth that are struggling with their sexuality, and can’t imagine a future as an openly gay adult, especially in the face of bullying. A bunch of celebrities have pitched in speaking from the perspectives of allies and LGBT adults. It’s an awesome project, and Jezebel recently gathered what they think are the top 15 videos. Here are a few of my faves:
Tim Gunn (who opens up about his own past suicide attempt)
Barack Obama (It makes me hopeful that even the President is speaking out on this)
Perez Hilton (He’s pledging to stop bullying people on his own site. While I understand people see this as hypocritical…I hope EVERY bully decides to be a hypocrite and stop bullying. I’d take hypocrites over tormentors any day).
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