in case you haven't yet heard of the It Gets Better Project, i have to tell you about it. in response to increased attention being paid as of late to the always high rates of depression and suicide among LGBTQ teens, gays of all kinds and from all over the place are putting videos on YouTube to spread the message to teenagers that IT GETS BETTER! most of the videos are made by normal people who have stories to tell and encouragement to share. some celebs and public figures are also now making videos. this is a very important project, and i hope that the young gays find these videos.
i feel so proud and encouraged as i see these videos. i wish that when i was a 15 year old struggling with depression, my sexuality, and what to do with my hair, that someone had said to me, "Hey. It gets better. It's actually pretty great being gay, and when you leave this small town, everything will change for you. For the better. Now cut your hair. It's too long."
most of the videos are inspiring and emotional, but here's a unique and funny one featuring Guy Branum, one of the writers on Chelsea Lately:
maybe i'll make a video. maybe all you gays out there should as well. first i need to find some photos of myself with hair hanging down past my chin.