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Celebs

Laverne Cox wasn’t always as sure of herself as she is today. Growing up in Alabama with a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she got bullied at school for being feminine and struggled with her gender identity. Hearing her talk about recognizing herself as worthy of love in her own right, rebuilding a… READ MORE »


Guys

Zak here (or should I say Mr. January?) is one of the male library professionals featured in the “Men of the Stacks” 2012 calendar. In case your were wondering, Zak is 6′ 5″, volunteers as an EMT, plays rugby, and loves to ride his bike. So yeah, he’s pretty much a unicorn. Zak and other… READ MORE »


News

Heartbreaking news: a teen who once made a video for the “It Gets Better” Project committed suicide yesterday after dealing with ongoing harassment because of his sexual orientation. Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, of Buffalo, NY, had been questioning his sexuality for some time and recently blogged: “I always say how bullied I am, but no… READ MORE »


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When Dan Savage posted the first “It Gets Better” video to YouTube, following the suicides of multiple LBGT teens who faced bullying in school, he likely didn’t expect the overwhelming culture phenomena it became. Since then, the It Gets Better Project has seen over 6,000 YouTube videos posted by people all over the world, offering… READ MORE »


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President Obama is the latest public person to contribute to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better Campaign,” on the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the video (above), the president says that “We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage — that it’s some inevitable… READ MORE »


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By now, most of us have seen recent videos telling GLBT teens “It Gets Better.” We’ve posted a video by Dan Savage and his husband, Terry, as well as a video from Tim Gunn, all promising GLBT teens that as bad as their experience has been so far — as terrible as junior or… READ MORE »


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Check out this amazing and heartwarming video from sex columnist Dan Savage and his husband Terry talking about their 16-year relationship and their son DJ. They remind gay, lesbian and trans teens that “it does get better.” … READ MORE »