It Gets Better/Make it Better
Wow, I can't believe there isn't a thread on this yet.
Dan Savage, well-known writer and sex-advice columnist, and his partner Terry, start a project aimed at supporting young LGBTQ teens, in the wake of the recent suicides by teens in the US due to homophobic bullying.
There have also been some critiques of the original video, which emphasizes that after high school things get better, and to wait it out. But since not everyone can go away to college/university, or wants to, or is white and middle class, it's not always a solution.
I saw the original video after an "It Gets Better" search. The two teens are amazing, and they talk about action that can be done right now, for teens, and makes my heart warm to see them reject the idea of simply waiting for life to improve.
Columnist Dan Savage launched "It Gets Better," a video message in response to recent youth suicides to tell LGBT youth that life gets better after high school. The Make It Better Project takes this one step further, giving youth the tools they need to make their lives better now.
We aren't waiting until high school is over for our lives to get better... We are taking action now! Join us!