Plot / DescriptionBeginning with one inspiring video, Dan Savage used the web to create the It Gets Better project--a movement that has generated thousands of uplifting videos that give hope to teens.
This commercial features real people giving encouragement to young gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders. Some of these people include celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Kathy Griffin, Chaz Bono, and Woody from Toy Story.
VoiceoverHigh school was bad. I was obviously gay. Some kids didn't like that and I did get harassed.
What I'd love you to take away from it is that however bad it is now, it gets better, and it can get great.
And it's important for adults to reach out to kids and share our stories to they can picture futures for themselves that are worth sticking around for.
Okay little ones, here's the first things you need to know.
You are perfect and wonderful exactly as you are.
You're not alone.
There are tons of us out here in this world.
We love you without even knowing you.
There is art to be made and there are songs to be sung.
So hold on.
Look at me. 80 years old, it gets better with age.
Listen to me.
It gets better. It gets better. It gets better. It does get better. So much better. You'll be fine partner.
Life can be amazing, but you have to tough this period of it out, and you have to live.
Written TextBullied for Being 'Gay'
Dr. Jeffrey Fishberger of The Trevor Project
About lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
readers had questions about young people
The Suicides of Gay Teenagers
Several Recent Suicides Put Light Pressures Facing
Teenagers (news article, Oct. 4) underscores how bully
cyberbullying and depression can lead to suicide
Teenage Suicide 'Epidemic'
To the Editor: RE: Teenage Suicides Bewilder an Island
Project "It Gets Better"
talk at the Fort Worth city council is part of a larger project
by columnist Dan Savage and called "It Gets Better."
suicides, Savage and his partner Terry Miller posted a video
personal stories of life after high-school and encouraging
White House conference tackles bullying by Mimi Hall, USA Today
It Gets Better, I Promise
It Gets Better, Lady Gaga
It Gets Better - Chaz Bono
It Gets Better by OSF actor John Tufts
"It Gets Better" - Love, Pixar (Bonus)
It Gets Better, Love Smith College
It Gets Better - Sasha & Byron
Stay with Us
It Gets Better - Michigan Law
It Gets Better! (from a Transgender Woman)
The Trevor Project - It Gets Better!
Adam Lambert: "It Gets Better"
It Gets Better in ASL: Adam
it gets better: wisdom from our gay elders
It Gets Better (For Aiden)
It gets Amazing: Laurel
Gay Cop, Gay Vet - IT GETS BETTER
It gets better - like, WAY better
Thanks, Dan. Your video saved my life. I'm - JoanneF78
This is a message people need to hear - NWickle
this is brave and fantastic. - retlondow
I'm so glad this is being addressed
I have hope. - Bensson34
Dan Savage, Messenger
the web is what you make of it
Chrome - google.com/chrome
Google Gmail - www.google.com
YouTube, Google Reader, NYTimes, Picasa
Upload Video - It Gets Better Project.mov
It Gets Better: Dan and Terry
Blogger - It Gets Better. Go here.
Watch this now from Patricia Black to Ellie Kaufer
itgetsbetter.org - It Gets Better Project - Submit your own video