Sex columnist Dan Savage was moved by the suicides of gay teenagers to launch the It Gets Better Project, and since then everyone from President Obama to Perez Hilton has made a video. Add NASA and its LGBT brainiacs to that list.
The “It Gets Better” project is a grand achievement, and the abundant and various non-famous voices on the website offer much needed empathy and recognition. But we might consider how unhelpfully easy the lucky, privileged, “normal” few can make hope sound.
As if the anti-gay remarks by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver weren’t enough to send the team’s management into a tizzy, two of its other players are adding to the controversy by denying that they were in a video produced to combat bullying experienced by LGBT teens.
In honor of the hard work they clearly feel they’ve done for the community, socially minded members of the Obama administration this week launched a special sitelet aimed at LGBT voters as an adjunct to the White House’s online hub.