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Dan Savage Explains Why Kids Need To Know 'It Gets Better'

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Why is it so important for gay teenagers to hear stories from gay adults?

To save lives!

The harsh reality of today's society is that LGBT teens are bullied, teased, and made outsiders because of something as insignificant as sexual orientation.

Unfortunately, it took a string of sad, sad suicides to bring attention to this reality, but these tragedies finally encouraged people like Dan Savage and his husband Terry to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Since the media spotlight on LGBT teen suicides, the "It Gets Better" campaign has been using the internet as a medium for gay adults to share their own experiences with gay teenagers in hopes of preventing anymore unnecessary deaths.

Watch the video above to see sex columnist Dan Savage explain why kids NEED TO KNOW that it gets better and how the internet can save lives.

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11 comments to “Dan Savage Explains Why Kids Need To Know 'It Gets Better'”

  1. 1

    SO DISGUSTING!!! He talke about "we're not trying to recruit yount people" YEAH BULLSHIT!!!! He talks about going over the heads of the kids parents, school teachers, preachers.. um well that sounds like recruiting to me. And don't even get me started on the excuse "Well this is the way I was born…" NO YOU WEREN"T BORN THAT WAY, YOU CHOSE TO LIVE THAT LIFESTYLE>

  2. 2

    Re: dryan1971 – absolutely agree…and don't forget that EVERYONE was bullied in school.


  3. 3

    I didn't watch the video but I think you should reach out to everyone who gets bullied. All kinds of kids, not just gay or lesbian, get bullied and abused at home at school. Why are they different?

  4. Rohan says – reply to this


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  5. 5

    the "it gets better" thing is getting old.

  6. 6

    You are very misinformed and sick dryan. Gay people are born that way. You however chose to hateful.

  7. 7

    Gay, lesbian, etc kids are not the only kids that are bullied in school. Bull Shitskie. Watch any Animal Kingdom or National Geographic clip. The bigger, stronger pick on the smaller, weaker, less confident. It does not excuse this behavior in humans. It's just a fact of life. I'm sick of gay teens being singled out by the media as the only kids that are picked on. I was considered popular in HS but if I didn't follow the cool crowd doctrine, I took hell for it. I lost my so called friends but could live with myself.

  8. 8

    Re: dryan1971 – zzzzzz trolls will be trolls will be trolls….

    This is actually a really good video

  9. 9

    Good video - but who is this guy?

  10. 10

    Re: dryan1971 – so what do you want, you want more gay teens to kill themself, as long as u dont hear about it, it makes it okay… Yeah everyone could choose to live alie/live out a unhappy life/ untrueful life to please others, but how unfair would that be for everyone to live a lie.. We shouldnt have to force feelings you dont have and will never have… To lie to yourself and is too, lie to god it's self.. If god wanted everyone to be Xman, god would of made xman, they would be real… But god has made gay kids and teens, just like everyone else, just because your straight doesn't make you the better person….. Plus you'e coming off very evil, these are people's lives here, all you care about who's having sex with who.. get over yourself.

  11. 11

    ew. being gay/lesbian/bi or transgendered is just the most disgusting thing ever. so gross. you people are sick in the head. it's not gonna get better. only in their dreams. haha
    i love picking on the "different" freaks.