Yesterday as part of the It Gets Better Project, President Obama shared his message of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied. This heartfelt video is amazing to see just years after our last president was calling for less LGBT rights. Check out what Obama had to say then come down to Pivot (209 SW 4th Ave) from 3-7pm next Wednesday October 27th and record your own video about why LGBT youth should not take their own lives. Our voices have the power to save lives, use yours to help. What’s even better is we will take snip its from each video and make a larger it gets better video for you to share with your friends.
RSVP by texting “LIFE” to 503-466-5056. We will send you a reminder, because we always forget. OR call us at 503.278.3871 to let us know you’re coming.
What is the It Gets Better Project?
“Noted writer and media pundit Dan Savage founded the It Gets Better Project in September 2010 as a unique way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT Youth that — it gets better.
Closed-minded school administrators and parents may not let LGBT adults talk directly to their children about their futures, but we don’t have to get permission to tell kids that life gets better. That’s why we’re compiling a video archive to share the stories of people overcoming bullying and finding happiness.
ItGetsBetterProject.com is a place where young people who are gay, lesbian, bi, or trans can see with their own eyes how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where LGBT adults can share the stories of their lives, and straight allies can add their names in solidarity and help spread our message of hope.” -From http://www.itgetsbetterproject.com/pages/about-it-gets-better-project/