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It Gets Better: How I Overcame Childhood Bullying

I was bullied pretty badly when I was a kid, the worst period falling between the ages of 10 and 14, I think. People tell me to get over it, and that I am an adult now, privileged and famous and constantly applauded not only in my primary field, stand-up comedy, but also in practically every endeavor I have chosen to devote myself to, from acting to burlesque bump-and-grind to songwriting.  

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It Gets Better Project Pledge Reaches 500,000 Supporters

More than 500,000 people have taken the It Gets Project pledge since the project’s launch in October, 2010, helping us share our message of hope with LGBT youth. 

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 1, 2012) — MTV and Logo, two Viacom networks, jointly announced today that Dan Savage, syndicated columnist, author, co-creator of the It Gets Better Project, and star of MTV’s upcoming series “Savage U,” will anchor a 60-minute “It Gets Better” special, which will spotlight the emotional and societal struggles many LGBT youth face. “It Gets Better” will air on both MTV and Logo on Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

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UW-Madison Student’s It Gets Better Vid. Receives Lady Gaga’s Endorsement

Colton Boettcher released a pro-gay, anti-bullying music video on YouTube Thursday set to the Lady Gaga song "Hair," and in less than 24 hours, Lady Gaga herself was lauding it and promoting it via Twitter and Facebook.  

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White House Joins Host of Organizations in Support of Jan 25 National GSA Day

GLSEN is proud to support the first-ever National Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Day! We teamed up with more than 35+ statewide and national partners to recognize the amazing contributions GSAs have made and continue to make in schools across the country. 

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Boy Scouts Of America Embraces GLSEN’s ‘No Name-Calling Week’

A writer for Scouting magazine, the Boy Scouts of America's official publication, has submitted a blog in support of "No Name-Calling Week," an annual anti-bullying event established by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). 

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Submit Your It Gets Better Video for MTV Documentary Special

If you have made an "It Gets Better" video and would like us to consider including it in a documentary special that we are making for MTV, please send us the link to your "It Gets Better" video at 

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Andrew Rannells, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Michael Arden and More Will Sing for A Better Holiday

A Better Holiday: A Concert to Benefit the It Gets Better Project, which celebrates the holiday season with songs of hope, will be held at Joe's Pub Dec. 5 at 9:30 PM. 

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