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It Gets Better – Redux.

I originally wrote this almost a year ago… but since we’ve got a bunch of new peeps and I am very lazy this moment, I thought I would repost it.

With the recent spate of high profile and not-so high profile gay teen suicides this fall its clear that something needs to be done.

LGBTQ youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than straight teens. Trying to  rally against these troubling trends is the mandate of the It Gets Better Project.

Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.

I encourage you visit the It Gets Better Project and:

JOIN OUR MOVEMENT – TAKE 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.”



  1. HappyinVT

    Thanks for the heads-up.

    It reminded me of the movie For the Bible Tells Me So.  One of the most moving stories was of the woman whose daughter killed herself, not so much because of bullying, but because the mother refused to accept her daughter.

    I find that tragic.

  2. Kysen

    from…hmmm…my mind is sorta drawing a blank…but, was like BLM and National Park folks.

    Was cool.

    Maybe he will post it again here? (ahem…Fog?)

    I think that the ‘It Gets Better’ ‘campaign’ is one of the best viral messages I have seen in years….both in quality and purpose.

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