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Given the recent epidemic of gay teen suicides, it was clear that something needed to be done. Asher Brown shot himself in the head, Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge, not to mention a slew of other tragic bullying-related incidents.
Dan Savage, author of the popular Savage Love blog, has launched a YouTube channel called the “It Gets Better Project“. Participants are encouraged to make videos to gay youth telling them that life really does get better after high school.
The first video shows Dan Savage with his partner of 16 years, Terry. The pair tell their own stories of being bullied, how they met, and becoming parents.
This is a great way to reach out to troubled teens everywhere. You can check out the first few videos from the “It Gets Better Project” below, along with an important message from Ellen DeGeneres on the topic.
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