Those of you who follow me on Twitter might remember that I tweeted this a few weeks ago: New video/book trailer from AMAZING project @itgetsbetter – watch, retweet, pledge support!http://youtu.be/TvhZA0B_qiQ #ItGetsBetter #LGBT
It was the first time that I had heard of this amazing viral movement created by Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, where thousands of people have spoken up via video messages to encourage gay teens to stick it out through bullying, believe in yourself, and find people in this world that support you.
Because it DOES get better – in the real world, it’s okay to be different, and there are SO many people out there that will love and accept you for who you are. I believe in this with all my heart! While I had it easy to be born straight and female (inside and out), I think of all the people I care about who did have to carry that kind of secret with them. And I, as with many other straight allies and creative people, remember what it’s like to grow up feeling like an outsider, picked on, or invisible. In the real world, that ceases to matter – it only makes you stronger and more confident in who you are!
I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of Pearson, in introducing this It Gets Better video (above). It features some of my amazing, beautiful colleagues who were brave enough to share their stories.
For more information about the It Gets Better movement, what you can do to help, and the newly-released book, see below!