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Friday, January 27, 2012

Amazing “It Gets Better” Video Set to Lady GaGa’s “Hair”

Filed under: GLBT Social Issues and Civil Rights,Popular Culture — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 00:06


Colton Boettcher, a gay young-adult in Wisconsin has produced probably the best “It Gets Better” video I’ve seen yet! Set to Lady GaGa’s hit single “Hair” from her album Born This Way, the video touches on many issues relevant to today’s GLBT youth. Bullying, taking a same-sex date to the prom, forgiveness, and redemption are just some of the qualities present in the video. The “It Gets Better” campaign was started in September 2010 by Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller as a way to promote suicide prevention of gay teens. Research shows that gay teens have the highest suicide rates of any group of people in the United States. The campaign was designed to show gay youth that after the tumultuous and pressure-filled years of adolescence (particularly the high school years where gay teens are often bullied and subjected to teasing and ridicule), life does in fact “get better” for gay men and lesbians. 2010 saw a remarkable number of gay teenage suicides and “It Gets Better” videos have been made by thousands of people, including celebrities, athletes, politicians, and average everyday people who are none of these. Take a look at this AMAZING “It Gets Better” video below. And if you know a gay teen who is suffering from ridicule at school or anywhere else, take a stand for him or her and let the bullies know, THAT is NOT cool!

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for posting this on your website! 🙂 I’m so overwhelmed by the support we are receiving! 😀

    Comment by Colton Boettcher — Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 03:54

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