Recently there has been a lot of coverage about the deaths of boys due to homophobic abuse. Six in the last few months have sparked pleas from individuals such as Ellen and also from writers. Dan Savage is a well known writer who in this case is reaching out to LGBT teenagers. This article was posted on the ADVOCATE.com website. It includes a campaign video that is meant to let teenagers know that life is hard growing up being ‘different’ but it does ‘get better’.
This first video includes Dan’s husband. The couple talk about growing up as gay teenagers. I felt this video to be especially important as this campaign was influenced by the death of 15 year old teenager Billy lucas. Hopefully everyone will enjoy and let me know what you think. Dan also comments that he hopes that readers and viewers of the article and video will pass on the video and help with the awareness of bullying and homophobia.
Tim Gunn responds to the ‘It Gets better’ campagin. He shares that he, himself thought about killing himself.
After watching a lot of the podcasts produced by Dan Savage I am recommending readers to go to youtube and type in his name and watch a few of them. He seems like a very fair writer and entertainment pundit. I also posted his column ‘Savage Love’
When researching Dan Savage i came across one of his blogs about Sham marriages. This video was attached. It makes the banning of gay marriage seem laughable. It was highly entertaining and put everything into perspective for me. How would jews like it if the world banned them from going to synagoges and declared that they had the same rights as everyone else but they had to go to the christian church. Its the same realm of thinking. Take a look:
Here is the link to the itgetsbetterproject channel.