The "It Gets Better" project started with a YouTube video created in 2010 by Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller, because of their concern for the increased incidence of suicides among young LGBTQ youth, and bullying of LGBTQ kids in school. The project has grown by leaps and bounds, and if you poke around on YouTube you will find many many wonderful videos by folks from all walks of life. One the recent ones to me is particularly notable, partly because it comes from a place that many would assume is most unlikely - a police department. Yes it is the San Francisco police department, but still, being in law enforcement anywhere is not typically the most LGBTQ-friendly place to be. Regardless of your own identity, this is an urgent issue if we hope for a better future for kids everywhere. Here is the SFPD video ... take a few moments to look see it, and explore others either on the project web site, or YouTube, or both!
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