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It Gets Better

Casey Michel

Prominent Texas LGBT Voice Joel Burns, Who Gave Hope To Millions, Resigns

by Casey Michel ● 5:32 PM February 14, 2014
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A look back at Fort Worth’s Joel Burns, whose 12-minute 2010 speech — seen by millions — promising LGBT teens nationwide that it gets better, is leaving his city council seat.

News

Look: GLAAD President’s Post-Super Bowl Message To SF 49ers

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM February 4, 2013
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GLAAD President Herndon Graddick had a post-Super Bowl consolation message to the San Francisco 49ers, after they spent the week leading up to last night’s game being grossly homophobic.

News

Dan Savage: ‘We’ve Removed The 49ers It Gets Better Video’

by David Badash ● 9:15 PM January 31, 2013
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Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better project, minutes ago said via Twitter that they have “removed the 49ers It Gets Better video from our website.”

Discrimination

NYPD’s Recent Civil Rights Record Undermines New ‘It Gets Better’ Message

by David Badash ● 10:27 AM December 4, 2012
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The NYPD, 43 years after raiding a gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparking the Stonewall riots, have just released a video for LGBTQ youth, saying, “It Gets Better.”

Discrimination

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan: ‘It Gets Better’

by David Badash ● 1:03 PM May 23, 2012
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The famous Cesar Millan, better-known as “The Dog Whisperer,” records this “It Gets Better” video, and discusses what life was like growing up.

Civil Rights

Watch: NYC Congressional Delegation Says “It Gets Better”

by David Badash ● 2:21 PM February 27, 2012
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NYC’s Congressional Delegation, Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Ed Towns, Eliot Engel, Carolyn Maloney, Joe Crowley and Jose Serrano, video to combat suicide among LGBT youth.

Celebrities

Seattle Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders, Storm Join Together In It Gets Better Video

by David Badash ● 3:08 PM August 12, 2011
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All four Seattle teams, the Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders, and Storm got together and produced this It Gets Better video for LGBTQ youth.

Gay Agenda

It Gets Better? Scott Brown Snubs Massachusetts Congressional IGB Video

by David Badash ● 9:24 AM July 28, 2011
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Senator Scott Brown was the only member of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation absent from their It Gets Better video supporting LGBTQ youth.

Keph Senett

LGBT Sports: GLISA Outgames 2011 Begins Today – Exclusive Coverage Here!

by Keph Senett ● 3:51 PM July 25, 2011
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The Second Annual GLISA North America Outgames Vancouver 2011 will be held from July 25 to July 31, Join Keph Senett for exclusive coverage here!

Gay Agenda

Televangelism Pioneer Oral Roberts’ Gay Grandson’s It Gets Better Video

by David Badash ● 12:28 PM July 15, 2011
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Here’s Televangelist pioneer Oral Roberts’ gay grandson’s It Gets Better video. Roberts also had a gay son, who died by suicide.

Marriage

Dan Savage And Steven Colbert Talk Marriage, Monogamy And Infidelity

by David Badash ● 12:09 PM July 13, 2011
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Dan Savage, widely misquoted or misconstrued across right wing media, talked with Steven Colbert Tuesday about marriage, monogamy and infidelity.

Gay Agenda

Target Produces “It Gets Better” Video With (Almost) Only White People

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM June 23, 2011
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Target’s It Gets Better video and its stories are beautiful. But for a company that has 355,000 employees, couldn’t they find a more diverse group?

Celebrities

Dan Savage: Coming Out Is The Unifying Experience Of The LGBT Community

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM June 10, 2011
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Dan Savage speaks with Big Think about coming out, the Internet, the It Gets Better project, and the importance of being able to access LGBT kids directly.

culture

First High School Transgender Prom Queen’s “It Gets Better” Video

by David Badash ● 10:11 AM June 9, 2011
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Andii Viveros, America’s first high school transgender prom queen, just made this “It Gets Better” Video.