Celebrities are joining the commonfolk and making homemade videos for Dan Savage‘s It Gets Better Project in light of the recent gay teen suicides and making their own videos online. Follow the instructions on the YouTube channel to submit your own video!
Also a lot of other celebrities are using their starpower to rally for the cause; Nick News, which still exists, is airing a special this Sunday called “Sticks, Stones & Cyberslams – a Nick News Special With Linda Ellerbee” that airs Sunday.
Neil Patrick Harris makes a point that as we mature, people are actually drawn to individuals with different points of view, rather than the lemming high school mentality.
Lance Bass candidly admits that back in his Mississippi high school he himself was a bully to other gay teens because he was so focused on blending in with the cool kids.
Sarah Silverman keeps it quick and blunt: bullies learn their behavior from adults and the adult in America make it clear it’s okay to treat gays as less than by not allowing them to marry or serve in the military.
Nicki Minaj knows that she can’t possibly relate to the gay youth experience but points of that those who bully do so out of their own insecurities.
Ugly Betty‘s Michael Urie comments that the sheer number of It Gets Better internet videos proves there are countless people to turn all over the world.
Actress Brittany Snow speaks from personal experience with teen bullies and even had a friend commit suicide when she was younger.
Rapper Eve encourages kids to reach out to your local LGBT center if you are having a hard time in school.
Aubrey O’Day says that there’s “no such thing as cool.”
Backstreet Boy AJ McLean invites those who need support to tweet him and reach out to the Trevor Project Suicide Hotline at 866-488-7386.
Jewel remembers falling in love with her gay best friend and reminds us that society still has a lot of changing to do.
Lala & Ciara say that your life is in your hands!
Jill & Nikki from The Real L Word have a cute dog and are getting married next weekend did you know!
… and of course, last week, first and etc., Our Lady Ellen DeGeneres!