In the fall of 2010, syndicated columnist Dan Savage created a YouTube video to bring hope to young people thinking about suicide with a link to The Trevor Project, the nation’s leading organization in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. In response to an increased publicity around LGBT youth suicide. Dan wanted to create a personal message for young people to see that millions of people were victimized but, it can indeed get better.
Two months later, the It Gets Better Project has turned into a worldwide movement, inspiring over 10,000 user-created videos viewed over 35 million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of “Glee”, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more.
Despite all the media publicity and big name celebrities and companies coming out to support the project, this is by far the best “It Gets Better” video that I have seen…
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