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.