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icon3.gif Let's help the It Gets Better Project - Pick of the Day  [message #64369] Fri, 15 October 2010 23:20 Go to next message
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Have a look at http://goo.gl/fb/65LiL

Dan Savage cannot do it all. He's started it, let's help him spread the word. Use every suitable forum and group you are part of. These videos need to be recognised all over the place.

If you have a blog, pick a random video, watch it to check for quality, and embed it. The ones here are not the only ones. There are different and increasing picks of the day here: http://tinyurl.com/2cyzf9g

Find one you like but have no blog, Paste the EMBED code into a post here. Say why you like it, if you like, or not if not.

I'm about to put a random pick of the day under this. We don't need to stick to one! And it doesn't just need to be me doing this. Don't forget to LIKE each video on Youtube when you are sure it's the one you want to embed.

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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64384 is a reply to message #64369] Sun, 17 October 2010 20:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Seriously, is it just my role to do this?



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By Brody Levesque (Bethesda, Maryland) OCT 16 | Governor David Patterson, himself a victim of bullies while growing up and going to school, talks about his experiences as a visually impaired African-American attending public schools. According to the Governor, he suffered from being bullied starting as far back as Kindergarten all the way through to high school, at one point the Governor wryly notes:

“On one occasion, I got so frustrated with the teachers and the people running the playgrounds, or whoever they were, not doing anything about it, that I hit a kid in the face with a lunchbox,” says Paterson, “And you know something? Even 40 years later, I’m not sorry.”

Last month, Governor Patterson signed New York's Dignity for All Students Act, a trans-inclusive measure, the first of its kind in New York. During the signing ceremony he said:

"Every student has the right to a safe and civil educational environment, but far too often young people are ruthlessly targeted by bullies," Paterson said. "Bullying and harassment have disrupted the education of too many young people, and we in government have a responsibility to do our part to create learning environments that help our children prosper. I am proud to sign this bill into law as it will help ensure that students are protected from harassment, discrimination and bullying at school grounds and at school functions."
Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64391 is a reply to message #64384] Mon, 18 October 2010 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64397 is a reply to message #64369] Mon, 18 October 2010 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There are videos without number.



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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64398 is a reply to message #64397] Mon, 18 October 2010 23:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Timmy, that was a great one!
It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64406 is a reply to message #64369] Tue, 19 October 2010 13:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And more are at http://tinyurl.com/2cyzf9g a resource that grows by at least one video each day



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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64418 is a reply to message #64406] Wed, 20 October 2010 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64426 is a reply to message #64369] Thu, 21 October 2010 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64441 is a reply to message #64426] Fri, 22 October 2010 14:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Timmy, I may not have posted one of my favourite videos but I did become so inspired and even brought to tears as I watched literally hundres of them. I still can't believe the number of prominent celebrities and politicians that are adding their own voices to our cause. I was truly rivited to my comp screen for hours at a time.

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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64443 is a reply to message #64441] Fri, 22 October 2010 17:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The big thing is not the celebrities, though. They are good, but ever present. What is excellent is the little people.



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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64444 is a reply to message #64369] Fri, 22 October 2010 17:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This one is from a straight guy.



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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64445 is a reply to message #64443] Fri, 22 October 2010 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Timmy, those that were made by the little people were the ones that I watched and were the ones that made tears stream down my face. I agree, the celebs that are making them are doing 'good' work but that the real impact is felt when hearing from others who went thru the same things that the target audiences' are going thru right now. Those messages are the most comforting to these tortured (both mentally and physically) kids.

marco

ps. You, are also doing great work by promoting this project here.



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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64446 is a reply to message #64445] Fri, 22 October 2010 19:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the celebs, Mrs Clinton, Mr Obama, etc. They add value. But the greatest value is people like us,



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I very much agree. Funny that, it's always we little people who bring about the most change in society and our elected officials are utterly useless and are abhorrent to change, no matter how small. Maybe someday, the will of the people (well, the sane ones, anyway) will win out over the voices of the self rightious bigots. At least you and others like you are doing your best to bring about change. I was brought up to believe that 'every little bit helps' and the likes of you, Brody, Warren and the many others here who are helping, live up to that old saying.

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Obama's moved me a little.

As much as it's a platitude it's more than he's done for most of the rest of his time in office.

And there seemed to be at least a spark of sincerity in it, too.

What matters more to me, though is a politician is showing leadership.

I don't think it's something a poll driven politician would be doing. Obama's standing up against the status quo, at least to a small degree.

I'm still pretty cynical- unless Obama acts on gay marriage it's basically just a platitude. But it did move me a little.



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Now that's a great video!



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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64453 is a reply to message #64369] Sat, 23 October 2010 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So many...

I wish this had been here when I was a kid.



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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64461 is a reply to message #64369] Sun, 24 October 2010 16:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Interesting opening

Guys, we don't just have to have one pick of the day. This one is just MY pick of the day



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I wholeheartedly agree with you Timmy! These are awesome.



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The variety is enormous.



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I've just been told that this one may be used http://www.pureradio.org.uk/total-access--under-the-rainbow.html as the soundtrack, obviously.



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This has been my favorite one so far <3
Very well done timmy.

I like it because you mentioned something all the other ones don't explicitly mention, although the message is still there, in that it gets better when you finally accept who you are. Sometimes it doesn't get better after high school or college. One thing is for sure, the sooner people accept who they are, the sooner it will get better, and that is the most amazing feeling.

Thank you for sharing your story.



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It is simply what I believe.



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This one makes you think really hard.



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That was really sweet, what a wonderful presentation for the deaf LBGT kids out there. Their road in life is even harder, It Gets Better very much applies to them.

As a gay community we are diverse, this is just another example. I hope all the gay boys at Gallaudet University (an institution designed for deaf students) in DC get to see this.

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc92.htm

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Re: It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64509 is a reply to message #64508] Wed, 27 October 2010 16:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd like to see that one go viral.



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The AFL-CIO is one of the most powerful labor unions in the US



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That works for me. Sometimes we need to see big people as well as little Smile



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After watching so many videos today, the selling point of this one was actually the first 58 seconds of the vid. Him explaining about his experiences as a son of immigrants and the shit they had to endure was a nice segue into the problems of our LGBT youth of today. It shows his grasp of the situation and his recognition that history is repeating itself. This man's union represents working class laborers, where a great deal of the bigots come from. This was the deciding factor in my decision to post 'this' clip. This man has a heavy duty set of balls.

marco



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Not sure if anyone posted this one yet, but it is terrific, one of the best I have heard to date. It is a bit long but worth your time. From Televangelist Oral Robert's grandson.............



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It Gets Better Project - Another Pick of the Day  [message #64538 is a reply to message #64369] Thu, 28 October 2010 19:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Someone a little more spectacular



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How about some more, guys?



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This one is interesting for being posted in April 2008.



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A good sign



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