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Jason Collins reflects on growing up gay, and how ‘it got better’

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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From the producers of "Web Therapy" and the "It Gets Better" project, comes a new series sharing LGBT celebrities' personal stories of struggle and success. In this video, Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, recalls that it was around age 16 that he realized he was "different."

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‘It Gets Better’ sends messages from around the world to Russian LGBT youth

Saturday, December 7, 2013
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The It Gets Better Project International has released a new video in support Russian LGBT youth, launching a campaign with a video compilation featuring the foundation's international partners expressing their support.

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Remembering Billy Lucas, the boy whose suicide inspired a movement

Monday, September 9, 2013
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Three years ago today, on September 9, 2010, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home. He had hanged himself.

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Bullying study suggests ‘it gets better’ as LGBT youth get older

Monday, February 4, 2013
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CHICAGO — It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.

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The actions of San Francisco 49er players are clueless and crass, divisive and dumb

Friday, February 1, 2013
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The crass words and clueless actions of San Francisco 49ers Chris Culliver, Ahmad Brooks and Isaac Sopoaga are as divisive as they are dumb ... that these men have foolishly elected to use their Super Bowl spotlight to demean and dehumanize a substantial portion of their fan base is a brazen act of arrogance that encourages the very bullying the ‘It Gets Better’ project addresses.

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It Gets Worse — 49ers say they were unaware ‘It Gets Better’ was a ‘gay video’

Friday, February 1, 2013
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Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better project, said late Thursday he has “removed the (San Francisco) 49ers 'It Gets Better' video" from the project's website after two of the team's player who appeared in the video said they were unaware they were participating in a project to support LGBT youth.

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Dear 15-year-old me: I’m writing to tell you, ‘It Got Better’

Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Just remember. You are unique, there’s only one of you. If you ever worry that you are different – just think how boring it would be if we were all the same! You will take pride in expressing your individuality. You’ll march in parades. You will fly the flag of pride. You’ll witness States and Countries around the world embrace change and embrace equality. You’ll do your bit. You’ll be part of it...

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San Francisco 49ers become first NFL team to join ‘It Gets Better’ campaign

Saturday, August 25, 2012
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The San Francisco 49ers this week became the first professional football team to join the "It Gets Better" project, an anti-bullying campaign intended to end suicides among LGBT youth, and to bring awareness to bullying of of gay kids.

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‘It Gets Better’ producers turn lenses to LGBT politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Dan Savage and the producing team behind the “It Gets Better” documentary specials for MTV and Logo have announced a new project that will examine openly LGBT political candidates and how they prepare to run for office.

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Best Buy releases ‘It Gets Better’ video

Sunday, June 10, 2012
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RICHFIELD, Minn. -- Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, has released its contribution to the "It Gets Better" campaign, an emotional video featuring 18 Best Buy employees from around the U.S. who share their personal journeys on how life has gotten better for them.

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