Kathy Griffin, Anne Hathaway, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert and even Toy Story's Woody, as well as many many others, agree with Dan Savage, that IT GETS BETTER!
While watching television this week, the It Gets Better trailer came on during commercial breaks and inspired me to post the video to share with you.
Bullying of any kind, is wrong! And WE have the power to stop it.
Visit itgetsbetter.org for more information about the project and how you can help. Here is what they say about It Gets Better:
"Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.
Justin Aaberg. Billy Lucas. Cody Barker. Asher Brown. Seth Walsh. Raymond Chase. Tyler Clementi. They were tragic examples of youth who could not believe that it does actually get better.
While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better."
Take the pledge and help spread our message of hope. It Gets Better.
THE PLEDGE: Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."