It Gets Better
By Mari McGrath · September 23, 2010
Dan Savage is my personal hero. He may be “just” a sex columnist, but I love him. He constantly gives straightforward advice that people often don’t want to hear. He’s also incredibly connected to the gay community and efforts for equality.
Recently, he focused on a few gay teenagers who had committed suicide. Being a teenager sucks. As hard as being a Quarterlifer is, remember what it was like in high school. Between finding yourself, going to school, and all the pressures in between we had a hard enough time getting through. For those of us bullied for any reason, but specifically for being gay, teen survival is incredibly difficult.
Dan Savage wanted to tell those kids who think that death is easier than high school that life gets better. Once you leave high school and find a community that cares about you, life gets better. Once you’re away from the daily torment, life gets better. He’s started a YouTube channel where he and his husband Terry started by talking about their life and how things got better for them. Sure, we’ve experienced tough times as QLers, but if you’d like to send a message to our GLBT teen counterparts, visit the site and make a video.