Glee scene via Fox TVIt’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 (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.

Celebrities, like Jewel and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, have donated videos encouraging gay kids not to give up on life. Since Sept. 21, the channel has clocked more than 1.4 million views. More than 650 people young and old, gay and straight, religious and atheist, have submitted their own stories. Watch the video below, and more like it at “It Gets Better”, on YouTube.

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



  1. Thank you for posting this. This is an issue that is deeply personal and important to me and the more awareness that can be raised, to give gay teens hope for the future, the better we will all be. We need to learn to respect life’s diversity and teach these kids that there’s nothing wrong with them. It really does get better. The kids can find entire communities of people who are just like them and people who will support and love them no matter what. I know this from personal experience.

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