Friday, 15 October 2010

It Gets Even Better

Last week I made my video for the It Gets Better project, it is something I feel incredibly passionate about, my blood runs hot at the thought of any harm coming to any man or woman because of his or her sexual preference; I want to put my all into supporting this project in whatever way I can. I am a tiny individual within this vast planet and I only have a readership of between 25-75 people a day, though I still feel if I can make a difference to at least one person then my efforts have not been wasted. Spread the word. Spread the love. It gets better. If my words can’t convince you then perhaps the words of Joel Burns can. This is the most heartbreaking thing I have seen in quite some time; it’s a bit long but don’t be put off. You might want to take a minute to find some tissues before you hit play; you will get teary.

I want to encourage all of my gay readers to make your own It Gets Better video. Upload it to YouTube in the It Gets Better channel and I’ll post it here too. Somebody, somewhere, will see it and it will make a difference.

After uploading my It Gets Better video I received an email from a fifteen year old boy in Germany.

“Thank you for sharing your story. You made my day a lot better and I love your accent. My heart still hurts when I hear about such tragedies. I am looking forward to reading all you can write. Thank you!”

This for me made the whole thing worthwhile, the sentiment of gratitude made me feel incredibly fulfilled. Not only that, saying he loved my accent made me feel a little more confident about my voice, which is something I am incredibly self-conscious about.

I also encourage any readers who aren’t gay to upload any helpful words or sentiments; or tell a story about how a gay person helped change your life; or how you witnessed things get better for another gay man or woman. Send them to me and I’ll post them here.

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