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it gets better
« on: September 22, 2010, 11:51:13 AM »

i think this project is very cool, and i know a lot of you have cool stuff to say.


http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/09/dan-savage-launches-youtube-channel.html
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Re: it gets better
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 03:37:02 PM »

I think this is amazing. It will really help a lot of people!

One thing that I noticed when I read this was this part here:
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But gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied.

That's not true here. We have fairly broad sexual health topic in our high schools, well most of them anyway.
At my catholic high school, in my final year (second to last year for some of those in my class) during out religious education class, in the sex ed part, we had a gay man come and talk to us about his life and his abuse, his sexuality, and we also had an intersex person come and talk to us. Other schools my friends went also had gay/lesbians come and talk to them. Which I really liked, it helped to remove many of the prejudices that were obvious in the school. So this project definitely can help, and it is awesome that it is happening.
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Re: it gets better
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 05:26:45 PM »

If Dan's not at the top of my "most respected" list, he's awfully damn close.

Big ups to him for doing this!   :headbang:

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 05:33:11 PM »

This is really amazing, I love that someone is doing this.
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Re: it gets better
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 12:24:57 PM »

i am making one, myself.  we started last night while i was working on a tattoo, just talking to the camera, and my bixesual apprentice and also bisexual counter-girl chimed in (as did my straight customer, who has a pride rainbow tattooed on her just for solidarity), even though she is only twenty and he is like 24.  we're going to edit something together from that plus some more footage we might do today.

i think it's cool if some single people do this, too.  not everyone wants to grow up and adopt and stuff, and it might be cool for them to know the diversity available in the world.


and, if any of yall make one, and i hope you do, post that shit, please.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010, 03:38:38 PM »

i am making one, myself.  we started last night while i was working on a tattoo, just talking to the camera, and my bixesual apprentice and also bisexual counter-girl chimed in (as did my straight customer, who has a pride rainbow tattooed on her just for solidarity), even though she is only twenty and he is like 24.  we're going to edit something together from that plus some more footage we might do today.

i think it's cool if some single people do this, too.  not everyone wants to grow up and adopt and stuff, and it might be cool for them to know the diversity available in the world.


and, if any of yall make one, and i hope you do, post that shit, please.

post a link when it's done and submitted, pls! :)

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Re: it gets better
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 04:19:49 AM »

i will.  we did more tonight, and i managed to talk WHILE getting worked on.  then my friend mikey sang 'shpadoinkle.'  because it gets so much better that you get to live in the musical.  it will be edited after the weekend, coz the filmy guy has to make football videos for money all weekend.
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Re: it gets better
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 11:55:11 PM »

progress?

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Re: it gets better
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 01:37:48 AM »

I really love this project. It's wonderful and I hope the message is reaching those who need it. So many great people involved, lots of them people I already loved and respected.

Agonistes, that great! Look forward to seeing it :)
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010, 01:29:20 PM »

the guy who is editing our version is also in the middle of football season, jobwise (he films games).  so, it's taking him a little while to get it all edited.  but we hope to have something up soon.
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Re: it gets better
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2010, 09:54:50 PM »

Ft. Worth city councilman comes out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/flPhz-YfLw0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/flPhz-YfLw0</a>

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2010, 10:45:01 PM »

Ft. Worth city councilman comes out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/flPhz-YfLw0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/flPhz-YfLw0</a>

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Re: it gets better
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 11:14:22 PM »

Why did I only hear about this a week ago?

I would make a video but it hasn't gotten better for me, maybe only a little bit, but not a huge one.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2010, 12:26:45 AM »

Pixar Employees talk about how "It Gets Better"
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Re: it gets better
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 05:35:26 AM »

dan is awesome.

it was a good day, when he announced this project
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010, 04:43:47 PM »

"Savage Love" has become one of the only podcasts I listen to frequently. I'm loving this project and I think I may try to make my own video at some point.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 01:35:14 PM »

...and once in a while, it looks like the assholes will get theirs:   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42681625/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?GT1=43001

granted, no conviction yet, but it's a start.

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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2011, 10:44:49 AM »

SF Giants chime in:

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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2011, 07:25:19 AM »

Kids are bullied because they are different. And I would say, in my case, because I was quite sensitive to it so they got a reaction out of me.
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2011, 10:15:59 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011, 09:54:09 AM »

not actually part of the "it gets better" series, but oh, well:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/l8enKZ7ncj8&amp;feature=related" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/l8enKZ7ncj8&amp;feature=related</a>

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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2012, 09:03:50 AM »

whaddaya know...cops are actually good for something once in a while:

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2012, 07:00:57 PM »

whaddaya know...cops are actually good for something once in a while:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6RMunYfzlGs&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6RMunYfzlGs&amp;feature=player_embedded</a>
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