A few weeks ago, Dan Savage started a video project where gays around the country tell gay kids that life gets better when you get older. We'll talk to Dan tomorrow, but we're looking for your stories now. What would you tell kids — gay or straight — gets better when you're an adult? What did you struggle with that you'd like to tell kids will be okay?
Savage launched a channel on YouTube to where people submit videos to tell kids how it gets better.
Here's what he wrote when he started the project:
Gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied. Many of these kids have homophobic parents who believe that they can prevent their gay children from growing up to be gay—or from ever coming out—by depriving them of information, resources, and positive role models. Why are we waiting for permission to talk to these kids? We have the ability to talk directly to them right now. We don't have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets better. We can reach these kids.