Friday, October 22, 2010
The message is in response to the recent suicides of young adults who were bullied for being gay. The video appears on the It Gets Better Project website. The project gives victims an outlet to speak out against bullying and provides resources for dealing with the issue.
Columnist Dan Savage, who founded the project, praised the president this morning for his message.
"Here you have the President of the United States saying that you didn't choose it--to be gay--and you will get through this," Savage told CNN. "That said, the President of the United States has the power to do more than assure LGBT kids that it will get better; the President of the United States has the power to make it better for LGBT adults and children."
Read the JFP's cover story this week "Sticks and Stones" for an in-depth look at bullying.