Thursday, October 7, 2010

It Gets Better

If you haven't heard about this already, or if you haven't watched the videos, please check out the "It Gets Better" project's channel on Youtube.

These videos were created in response to teenagers who have committed suicide because of bullying, because they felt alone with their differences, because they felt like freaks who would never fit in...

Do you hear that?!?! Gay, lesbian, transgender and queer teens end their lives because people with tiny minds are making those lives a misery.

This is very real
. Over 21 days in September, nine teenagers committed suicide because of homophobic bullying.

Billy Lucas (15) September 9, 2010. Indiana
Cody J. Barker (17) September 13, 2010. Wisconsin
Seth Walsh (13) September 19, 2010. California
Tyler Clementi (18) September 22, 2010. New Jersey
Asher Brown (13) September 23, 2010. Texas
Harrison Chase Brown (15) September 25, 2010. Colorado
Raymond Chase (19) September 29, 2010. Rhode Island
Felix Sacco (17) September 29, 2010. Massachusetts
Caleb Nolt (14) September 30, 2010. Indiana

You know what else is real? What the people in these videos are saying. Please listen. Don't give up. Live your life the way you want it to be.


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