Posts tagged "it gets better"

Laverne Cox’s Moving “It Gets Better” Video Is A Tearjerker

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…
By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

Powerful Anti-Bullying Video From Teen Jonah Mowry

I really have no words for this other than I wish I could reach through the screen and give this young man the biggest hug ever. While I am glad to hear him say -- or write -- that he is strong and is not going anywhere, I certainly hope his parents and school official…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2011

Quickies: Kara DioGuardi Ate Six Pot Brownies At Once & Check Out Old Navy’s Gay Pride Tee Shirts!

Kara DioGuardi once ate six pot brownies at Paula Abdul's house (brought by a friend of Paula's, she claims!) and got so high she fell out of bed and had to be taken to the hospital, she told "Lopez Tonight." Yikes. DioGuardi had some terrifying hallucinations from all that THC and needed I.V.s to hel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Posts An “It Gets Better” Video

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton filmed an "It Gets Better" video in light of recent suicides by LGBT teens. Telling gay young adults "it gets better" might pack more of a punch if she actually supported gay marriage. But the sentiment, albeit hypocritical, is appreciated. [YouTube] Sorry, European ladies, no additional maternity leave…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2010

Hero Of The Day: An “It Gets Better” Video You’ve Got To See

We've been hearing a lot about Dan Savage's incredible "It Gets Better" campaign -- and we're sure you've seen tons of "It Gets Better" videos. But this clip from Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns is especially moving. In the 10-minute video, Burns eloquently talks about the private pain he felt growing up a…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 14, 2010