Happy Thanksgiving from the It Gets Better Project

We all have much to be thankful for. In just over two months, over 6,000 It Gets Better videos have been posted, and a growing community of millions of people from around the world are watching these videos, and sharing them with friends and loved ones.

We wanted to share with you one of our favorite videos so far -- it comes from Seattle fathers who wanted to share you their story -- with their families:

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a tough time for struggling LGBT teenagers. All too often LGBT teenagers can’t envision that one day they, too, can have an amazing family. We see this sense of hopelessness in some of the videos you have sent in.

So when you sit down at your dinner table, whether you are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, bring up the “It Gets Better Project.” Ask your loved ones if they’ve been to the website to watch some of them. You simply never know what kind of an impact this will have.

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/thanksgiving

See if your family is willing to shoot your own video together. We need to show that there is tolerance and acceptance out there -- that they just need to talk to people.

All of us at the Project wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. In particular, our thoughts and hearts go out to the families of Justin Aaberg, Billy Lucas, Cody Barker, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Raymond Chase, Tyler Clementi and Brandon Bitner who will not be able to share this holiday with their loved ones. The It Gets Better Project is, and will always be, for them.

Take the It Gets Better Project Pledge:

Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."