Most of you have probably already seen this, but those of you who haven’t need to.
I posted last week about the ongoing epidemic of anti-gay bullying in our nation’s schools, and about what I’m doing to help stop it. Queer youth are targets for an incredible amount of abuse, and the effects are devastating — a recent wave of highly-publicized suicides are just the tip of the iceberg.
And that’s why I’m so impressed by Dan Savage’s It Gets Better project.
What Dan and his husband have done is put up a video on YouTube talking honestly about their experiences as gay teens — what they faced from their families, their schoolmates, their teachers — and then talking, in detail, about when and how it got better. About how they found communities of support. About how they left the bullies behind. About how their parents’ initial hostility slowly melted into deep love and acceptance.
And then they invited other lesbians, gays, and bisexuals to post their own stories about how things got better for them. It’s a great idea. It’s a great resource. It’s amazing. Yay.