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snagged from Alex

I'm sure that by now most, if not all, of you are aware of the campaign "It Gets Better' on YouTube being done in response to the recent, and unacceptable, gay teen suicides here in the US.

This vid is one man's response, which I hope you will take the time to watch. Double click on it so that you're taken all the way to YouTube and watch there so the 'view' number begins to climb, vote to "like' it, get the code and post to your journal, spread it through email, whatever, just pass this on, because seriously, the horror of what's going on has to stop and one way to do that is through education, educating the tormented that they aren't alone, that their lives will change for the better, especially once out of high school and educating the tormentors that we don't find what they do acceptable, that, as a society, we find it wrong.

There may be a long way to go, but we have to start somewhere. This man, along with many others, has taken a very personal, heart-wrenching first step. The least we can do is support him, and them, by making what he's done as worthwhile as possible by getting his message out there to as many as possible. Thanx.

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mitakay
Oct. 14th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
wow, what a brave and wonderful man- to tell his story like this, in such a public way...
**love him for doing this**
I sure hope that others watch, and learn.
xoxo
gaeln
Oct. 14th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
*agrees*
xoxo
secretsolitaire
Oct. 14th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
*chokes up* Thanks for posting this.
gaeln
Oct. 15th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
not a problem, just, if you ca, pass it on somehow.
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gaeln
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
do you know, I just saw parts of this vid on the EVENING NEWS, like minutes ago, it's made the news !YAY! When I first saw it on Alex's journal, it had like 1500 views, but now its over 1,100,000 so cool. Pass it on if you can, at least this one man's story is getting out there.

And, I'm so sorry about your experience in HS, man, what a grind that was. I wasn't picked on, but the whole four years sucked. I am so glad my daughter Lauren's experience has been so very different because she's much more out there than I was.
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gaeln
Oct. 17th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
She goes to a designated Safe School, and I do see the irony that a school needs to be designated as SAFE when that should be a given. She remains unscathed, but still knowing how fortunate she is. Cool that you saw it too, we must have been watching the same news.
flashfly
Oct. 18th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I just watched. Thanks.
gaeln
Oct. 18th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
gotta spread the word as best we can. When I first viewed this, it had around 1,500 views & now it's at 1,5000,000 and I saw it on the evening news so, yeah, helping get the word out.
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