Celebrities Speak Out Against Anti-LGBTQ Bullying
LGBTQ activist and sex columnist Dan Savage launched the “It Gets Better Project” YouTube channel to collect inspirational messages for young gay, bi and questioning people who may be struggling in high school or college. The effort has gotten much attention in the light a string of gay teens died by suicide in the past weeks. The channel attracted hundreds of video messages and rapidly reached its maximum capacity.
Many other celebrities have come forward with video messages, including Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Lala and Ciara, Jason Derulo and the cast of the Broadway musical Wicked.
There has also been a recent focus of attention on The Trevor Project, a organization that provides support, resources and a suicide prevention hotline specifically for LGBTQ youth. Daniel Radcliffe is a supporter of the organization, and spoke about the organization in an MTV interview. Kathy Griffin, who also contributed a video to the It Gets Better Project, announced that she made a donation to The Trevor Project.
Support, Resources and Suicide Prevention for Gay Teens