It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

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by Dan Savage
     
 

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Every story can change a life.

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller. Speaking openly about the

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Every story can change a life.

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon.

It Gets Better is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many LGBT teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can.

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Armistead Maupin
"A masterstroke . . . revolutionary."
-Chicago Sun-Times
"Handpicked and heartfelt essays from contributors famous and obscure, gay and straight."
-Armistead Maupin
"A masterstroke . . . revolutionary."
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"Handpicked and heartfelt essays from contributors famous and obscure, gay and straight." — Chicago Sun-Times

"A masterstroke . . . revolutionary." — Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City

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"Handpicked and heartfelt essays from contributors famous and obscure, gay and straight."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452297616
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/25/2012
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
216,079
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Armistead Maupin
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Meet the Author

Dan Savage is the editorial director of Seattle's weekly newspaper, The Stranger. Terry Miller is an event promoter, musician, and DJ. They were married in Canada and live in Seattle with their son, DJ.

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