YouTube has launched their #ProudToLove campaign, highlighting videos from the It Gets Better campaign, coming out videos, marriage proposals, and the many, many, LGBT creators that are on YouTube. If you’re into watching videos on YouTube, I highly suggest checking it out!
Johnson Space Center makes an “It gets better” video. George Takei makes a cameo at the end of the video.
This is definitely one of those situations where late is infinitely better than never.
The City of Dallas released a touching, 13 minute video through the Dallas Voice. City employees share their personal journeys, their tragedies and their triumphs, as a contribution to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project. The video also directs at-risk LGBT youth to the Trevor Project.
In a welcome shift, Mayor Mike Rawlings makes an appearance. He uses the opportunity to brag about the city’s diversity, the government’s inclusive policies, and general welcoming attitude. As I’ve mentioned previously, Rawlings has a mixed record on equality, and when he has fallen short it has typically been his unwillingness to make public stands. Hopefully this signals a real change for Rawlings, and he will use 2013 to clarify that Dallas is more like Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, and nothing like Rick Perry.
Watch the video here.
I’m not too sure why the video quality is so low, but the message still comes across.
Good Election Evening!
I just thought I would share with you my little interesting and ironically funny, kind of embarrassing experience in voting tonight. Ladies and Gentlemen, in two acts You ready?
( opening scene – a mountian view in a city in Utah)
Gay and lesbian members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police talk about their personal experiences coming out to family and friends. This is definitely one of the more moving and emotional “It Gets Better” videos I’ve seen.
Mathew Shurka is a proud 24 year old gay man from New York City. However, when he was 16 years old Mathew came out to his father who then put him though what was only supposed to be six weeks of ‘gay cure’ therapy. He ended up in the ‘gay conversion therapy’ for five years. Listen to his story and watch his It Gets Better video after the jump!
Collaboration is the Top Funded Theater Project in Kickstarter History
LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2012) – The acclaimed Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) announced it will kick off its nationwide touring production inspired by the It Gets Better Project™ on October 19 at the University of Iowa. With LGBT youth four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, It Gets Better is a music and theater production aimed at energizing community awareness and support around the issues of bullying and harassment. Offered in collaboration with the Emmy® Award-winning It Gets Better Project™ and Speak Theater Arts, It Gets Better is presented in tandem with a week of local outreach and education.