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ACLU Demands Change at School Where Seth Walsh Was Bullied

The American Civil Liberties Union delivered a letter today to the Tehachapi Unified School District in Tehachapi, California, demanding that the school take steps to address a climate of pervasive anti-gay bullying that persists in Tehachapi schools. 

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ACTION ALERT: Make it Better Right Now—U.S. Senate to vote on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Does the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military impact LGBT youth? Yes, it does. DADT may come up for a vote TONIGHT in the U.S. Senate. If you live in Maine, Indiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas and Illinois, we need you to contact your senators as soon as possible. Call 202-224-3121 RIGHT NOW and ask to be connected to your senator. 

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Happy Hannukah from It Gets Better!

Tonight is the last night of Hannukah. As thousands of Jewish members of the It Gets Better Project celebrate, we're posting three videos from a celebrity, some gays and a Rabbi (no, this is not a joke). Is It Gets Better the next "Great Schlep?" 

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The 5 Most Viewed Videos (Week of 11-28 to 12-4)

The VP of the European Union, a dancer, a United States Senator, a MSNBC anchor and a beloved rock star round out another great week of most watched "It Gets Better" project videos. 

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Grassroots supporters host #ItGetsBetter events in December: NOLA, Philly, LA

Interested in hosting an event? Email us at events@itgetsbetterproject.com and we'll help promote it! 

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U.S. Senator Brown on Senate floor: We’ll make it better for these young people

Yesterday, Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) came to the floor of the Senate to deliver his It Gets Better video and took the IGB pledge. Thank you, Senator, for amplifying the messages of the 6,000 people who have created videos to all your colleagues in Washington. Thanks for joining our movement. 

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Today is World AIDS Day

Today we recognize and remember those who have passed due to AIDS and give a giant hug to all those suffering today. Know that you are in our minds not just today, but every day. Watch this "It Gets Better" video from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. 

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Dan Savage on The Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert joins It Gets Better!

Dan Savage appeared on The Colbert Report last night. At the end of the show, Stephen Colbert agreed to make an "It Gets Better" video and called on conservative pundits and elected GOP leaders to join the project to give hope to LGBT teens. 

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