Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka performed the originally heterosexual love song “You’re the Top” at Trevor Live!, leading to a couple of double entendres, but they laughed it off. More
Topic: It Gets Better
Bullying is an easy issue to rally against. But why do celebrities need to make it all about them? More
We all know Fred Savage, who portrayed a tween then teen growing up in the 60s on The Wonder Years, and his brother Ben Savage, who played basically the same part in the 90s on Boy Meets World.
What you might not know is there’s a third Savage brother, Dan Savage, and after years of writing a popular sex advice column and championing gay rights, he’s getting his reward, the American dream: a starring role on a coming of age sitcom. More
Flashback: You’re 17. You’ve just come home from school, and you’re a mess. Maybe it’s because the people you’d been friends with your whole life suddenly turned their backs on you in the cafeteria. Maybe it’s because you went another day without uttering a single word to anyone. Maybe you were ridiculed, or beat up, or publicly humiliated. Whatever the case, it’s always more of the same, and high school seems to stretch on for eternity. How much longer can you last? You don’t really know. And though adults keep telling you that it gets better, no one will tell you why.
We’ve all been there. A lot of us are still there, even if we’re not 17 anymore. But this is where Alexandra Robbins and her book The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth enter the picture, and they enter the picture with two words: Quirk. Theory. More
Taylor Swift‘s video, for her latest twangy tune “Mean,” plays like the promo reel for a season of Glee: fashion-obsessed gay kid’s bullied by the jocks, smart girl has to save her pennies for college, some mean jerk told Taylor she can’t sing. For all of them, it totally gets better. So who’s this one about, John Mayer or Simon Cowell? More
Rebecca Drysdale really broke the mold with her take on an “It Gets Better” video. Her offering to Dan Savage‘s celeb-filled anti-bullying campaign is a hilarious and ambitious music video (with somewhat NSFW lyrics) that makes its point while still remaining super entertaining. Rebecca’s an improv performer who has toured all around the country — and now she’s proved that it doesn’t get any better than this video. More
And here we go again…an Australian 16-year old named Hannah Williams was told by her all-girls high school that she couldn’t take her girlfriend to prom, even though the couple had been dating for 7 years. So now she’s boycotting, and not to diminish the abhorrent behavior of these homophobic school officials, but we swear to god this happens every single dance season (homecoming also included!). More
Despite support from celebrities like Adam Lambert and Ashley Tisdale, the rash of gay teenagers killing themselves has been devestating. Recently, Fort Worth’s city councilman Joel Burns made a heartfelt speech during a public council meeting about his own struggles with his sexual identity, and if it doesn’t make you tear up, you’re probably not human. More
Lots of love for a little princess boy - This totally made us cry like three times. Five-year-old Dyson is a boy who likes to dress up in sparkly gowns – and his whole family thinks it’s great. His mom even wrote a book called My Princess Boy that’s being used as an anti-bullying tool. Ordered! (The Frisky)
The important message of the day comes from Tim Gunn who discusses how, as a gay 17-year-old, he was so filled with despair he tried to take his own life. Tim swallowed more than 100 pills in the (thankfully unsuccessful) attempt. The failed suicide let to an intervention that eventually allowed Tim to accept his sexuality.
Tim’s video is part of the It Gets Better Project, a video series by journalist and sex advice columnist Dan Savage. Dan and his husband Terry created the first video of encouragement for LGBT youth in response to the suicide of 15-year-old Billy Marcus last month. Celebs like Anne Hathaway, Ke$ha, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham have all participated in the project, which also allows users to upload their own videos. More