It Gets Better

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It Gets Better

Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

By Dan Savage (Editor); Terry Miller (Editor)

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452297616, 338pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2012

Description
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.



About 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.


Praise For It Gets Better

"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