It’s beena tough week in the news for gay teens. Reports of relentless bullying and suicide have made many wonder what can be done.
Hollywood is stepping up to use the power of celebrity to tell kids who feel isolated and under siege that things really do get better.
Also, a surprising number of encouraging signs are also coming from the television industry that indicate gay teens are going to be okay.
READ about 4 successful TV shows that are changing society’s views at TakePart.com. (Greek, Gossip Girl, Glee and Modern Family)
Another sign of hope: Seattle advice columnist, Dan Savage, saw the sad trend of homophobic bullying and decided to do something. He launched the “It Gets Better Project” to show kids that school bullying doesn’t last forever and there is light ahead for their future.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: You can support the Trevor Project, the nation’s only 24/7 crisis and support organization for gay youth, by texting TREVOR to 85944 to donate $5 to the organization. Learn more at www.thetrevorproject.org.