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'It Gets Better': Dan Savage's anti-bullying campaign for gay teens

A judge's order this week ending the military's ban on openly gay service members capped a ground-breaking year for gay rights advocates, who have won a series of courtroom victories on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to adoption. But several recent incidents have highlighted a harsher reality. At least five teenagers across the country have taken their own lives after allegedly being taunted as gay. Relationship columnist Dan Savage started a YouTube campaign to reach out to gay teens with a simple message: "It Gets Better." Here's a compilation of the videos, from celebrities and other gay people across the country who dealt with bullying when they were young. Savage did a chat with The Washington Post on the project, which you can read here.

By Politics Editor  | October 14, 2010; 6:34 PM ET
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Have the first two drop the line about "pretty mouth" and "the better to eat you"....tacky and not appropriate

Posted by: riverowl2006 | October 15, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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