Obama: "It Gets Better"
BY Advocate.com Editors
October 21 2010 10:30 PM ET
The White House on Thursday released a video of President
Obama telling gay youths that “It gets better.”Obama’s video is the latest submission to a YouTube program launched by columnist Dan Savage to raise awareness around teen suicide and
provide support to at-risk gay youth.
In his video, Obama said: “I don’t know what it’s like to be
picked on for being gay, but I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling that
sometimes you don’t belong. It’s tough. For a lot of kids, the sense of being
alone or apart, I know it can just wear on you. And when you’re teased or
bullied, it can seem like somehow you brought it on yourself for being
different or for not fitting in with everybody else. But I want to say is this:
You are not alone. You didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t do anything to
deserve being bullied, and there is a whole world waiting for
you — filled with possibilities. There are people out there who love you and care
about you just the way you are.”
Watch the video below.