gay persons of color: Laughable Canadian Conservatives It Gets Better video

The ruling Canadian Conservative government managed to turn the It Gets Better project into a meaningless, insincere folly last Thursday when they released their own version of the campaign in the wake of the suicide of Ottawa teen Jamie Hubley, an openly gay youth who had been bullied. The video starts off relatively well with ...

Montreal Simon: Three Simple Words that Can Save a Life

About ten years ago I saw a young couple throw themselves in front of a subway train at the McGill metro station in downtown Montreal. It was all over in a flash. All I saw was two people on the opposite platform suddenly rush forward, and then the body of one of them lying like a rag ...

gay persons of color: Watch: D.C. United players promise It Gets Better

The Washington D.C Major League Soccer (MLS) club, D.C. United, has come out in support of gay youth by filming an It Gets Better video. Featuring striker Josh Wolff and midfielder Clyde Simms, the spot encourages young people who are suffering from anti-gay bullying to ride the storm and look ahead to a brighter future. ...

gay persons of color: Marriage equality begins in New York State; Seventh MLB team confirms pro-gay video

Hundreds of gay couples in New York State were married Sunday as the state became the sixth and largest to recognize marriage equality in America. The photo, above, of the illuminated American side of Niagara Falls, taken by Flickr user Mykelle Nicole, has been passed around the Internet by thousands, including Lance Bass, as a ...

gay persons of color: Watch: Boston Red Sox "It Gets Better" video

Released last week, the Boston Red Sox contribution to the It Gets Better project features manager Terry Francona, captain and catcher Jason Varitek, and first/third baseman Kevin Youkilis, whose words are woven together with those of “real” people to show a message of support for an end to bullying. Check it out, below. A long ...

gay persons of color: Watch: Chicago Cubs "It Gets Better" video

Following the lead taken by the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs on Monday became the second professional sports team to join the “It Gets Better” campaign, a project intended to raise awareness of and call for an end to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. The clip features team manager Mike Quade, first base coach Bob ...

gay persons of color: Watch: Holly Elle – "Freak" music video

Holly Elle is a Canadian independent recording artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee, who in 2010 became extremely disturbed by the media coverage of one teen suicide after another in the United States. As she wrote to me, “It consumed my thoughts daily, the idea that a kid could feel so alienated, so hopeless…” One ...