Today I found out about the “It Gets Better” movement. A bit slow off the mark, one might say, but I thought I would share this fantastic set of videos with you.
The It Gets Better Movement was founded by Dan Savage in September 2010 after the recent high number of suicides because of homophobic bullying. The website blurb says “ItGetsBetterProject.com is a place where young people who are gay, lesbian, bi, or trans can see with their own eyes how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where LGBT adults can share the stories of their lives, and straight allies can add their names in solidarity and help spread our message of hope.” (copyright itgetsbetterptoject.com)
I urge you all to have a look at the videos – there are hundreds of them on Youtube featuring many Broadway performers. West End Wendy will be adding her own in a few weeks and you all should as well. Many people are bullied at school for many different reasons, so add your voice to support those with no other message of hope.