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NJ passes “toughest” anti-bullying bill in USA; other states look to replicate

Earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie signed what advocates are calling the nation's toughest anti-bullying bill into law. The bill includes protections for LGBT youth. As new sessions begin in state legislatures across the country, other states are looking at the New Jersey bill to see how they should formulate their own bills to do better for LGBT youth. 

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Merry Christmas—12 Must see “It Gets Better” videos with the family!

As we celebrate Christmas we remember friends and family who have been there for us our entire lives -- the people who helped make it better for us. But in this time of need we also recognize the millions of LGBT youth who may not have supportive families to come home to. This Christmas is for you. Check out 12 "It Gets Better" videos for the family then share with us your holiday stories and memories. 

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Donations to It Gets Better Project are tax deductible. Your gift will save a life. Help make it better by donating and spreading the word. 

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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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