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Sep 23, 2010: This Sunday, Record Your Story for LGBT Youth
Have you seen Dan Savage's awesome new project, It Gets Better? It's all about reaching out to at-risk LGBT kids who are physically isolated in small towns and feel like they have no one to turn to. As adults, we know that life gets better once you're old enough to get out of those situations. So it's up to us to let those kids know that they just need to hang in there, to be strong, and that they're going to have amazing fabulous lives.
A lot of those kids dream about moving to San Francisco. (I was one of them -- and now here I am!) So it's important for San Francisco to send a message loud and clear to all of those kids: we're here for you, we support you, and you're never ever alone.
That's why I'm organizing a big huge videomob meetup this Sunday, Septmeber 26, at 1pm at the Castro Plaza in San Francisco. We're going to record a quick message about exactly how much better it gets (much!) and tell our own stories. You can RSVP on Facebook here, and here's my video invitation to anyone who wants to come:
And if you're not in San Francisco, that's OK -- you can still record your own message. Check out the instructions here. Do it for the kids!
This project is such a great idea. When I was growing up, I was lucky enough to have adults in my life who let me know they cared -- my loving parents, a dedicated physics teacher, a Spanish teacher who helped us start a GSA. I'm so glad to have an opportunity to do the same for kids today.
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