Friday, October 1, 2010

It gets better.

High school is rough. Kids can be cruel.

But life definitely does get better.

This month, there have been numerous suicides of kids who were bullied for being 'different,' for being gay. As Ellen put it, 1 life lost in this senseless way is a tragedy; 4 lives lost is a crisis.

So Dan Savage started the It Gets Better project. Celebrities - gay & straight alike - are posting videos about how high school can be difficult, college can be difficult... but that life inevitably will get better. The world is changing; people will become more tolerant.

What a great idea. From someone who is not gay but but has always marched to the beat of a different drummer, it does get better. As you move on through life's stages, you find your little place in the world.

I can only imagine what it is like being a gay student... but it is true that the bullies won't last.

It definitely gets better. Life got better in college. Life got exponentially better after college. Though there will always be challenges, life continues to get better every single day.


Angy said...

Agreed sister. Life really does get better, every year. Bullies sucks. It was hard enough going to school just being socially awkward, I couldn't imagine being gay. I can't wait for the day when we all just accept people for who they are.

melissa said...

I think Dan Savage is fabulous so I can't wait to watch this.

I heard about the student in NJ (was it Rutgers?) and wanted to cry. What horrible people his roommates are. Absolutely inexcusable.

Greg said...

Strange seeing Dan here on your blog, across the country. He lives here in Seattle and works for the local indie rag The Stranger.