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WATCH: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Says 'It Gets Better'

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices
Gov. Peter Shumlin


'Dirty Girl' Stars Make Emotional Plea

Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment

The upcoming indie comedy "Dirty Girl" features Juno Temple as, well, the "dirty girl" of her small town high school in Oklahoma. Her character Daniel...

Twitter Is No Place for #NoHomo

Catherine Ventura | Posted 12.03.2011 | Media
Catherine Ventura

Twitter needs to address homophobic hate speech and acknowledge that by allowing it to be featured in Trending lists, they are in effect endorsing it, adding fuel to the fire, and implicitly inviting users to pile on and repeat the derogatory words or phrases.

WATCH: Northwestern's Athletics Department Says 'It Gets Better'

Posted 11.24.2011 | Chicago

With the nearly ubiquitous It Gets Better video campaign already making significant headway in the realm of professional sports, it stands to reason t...

Kimmel: Bert & Ernie Are Straight

Posted 10.11.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes Jimmy Kimmel has so many passionate thoughts on an issue that he has no recourse but to take to his high horse to address them. Such is the ...

Seventh-day Adventists To LGBT Members: 'It Gets Better!'

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

This video represents a trend toward the love and compassion of Jesus being more fully displayed in Adventist congregations. In an important sense, the appearance of this video is, itself, an evidence that it does get better.

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Leaders Unhappy Scott Brown Refused To Film 'It Gets Better' Video | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Massachusetts Democrats and LGBT leaders continued to criticize Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) for refusing to appear with the rest of th...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Scott Brown Declines To Appear With Massachusetts Politicians In 'It Gets Better' Video | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Massachusetts congressional delegation has put together a new video for the "It Gets Better" project, reassuring LGBT youth who may ...

WATCH: Colbert's 'It Gets Better' Video

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.19.2011 | Comedy

He might be a little late to the game, but Stephen Colbert has uploaded a video message to the It Gets Better Project's YouTube channel. The proje...

Independence Day Greetings from a Marriage "Liberationist"

Katherine Franke | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics
Katherine Franke

Why not be an advocate for extra-marital forms of commitment? Remember, marriage is, after all, a license -- and the state stays involved as a third party in the deal and its rules are non-negotiable.

Dan Savage Recounts First Trip To A Chicago Gay Bar

Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

As part of a new Slate feature closing out Pride Month, eleven prominent gay, lesbian and bisexual writers, including David Rakoff, Alison Bechdel and...

WATCH: Cubs Release "It Gets Better" Video

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs Monday became the second professional sports team to join the "It Gets Better...

San Francisco Giants Make Pro Sports History with First "It Gets Better" Video

Joe Mirabella | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports
Joe Mirabella

Lifelong Giants fan Sean Chapin encouraged the World Series champions to make an "It Gets Better" video by starting an online petition following recent controversial incidents.

Thousands of Fans Ask Red Sox to Make an "It Gets Better" Video

Joe Mirabella | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports
Joe Mirabella

Sam Maden is 12 years old. He loves the Boston Red Sox. And he believes in equality, inspired by his Uncle Chris, who died unexpectedly in January at the age of 43.

Q&A With Dan Savage: On Obama, Fox News' Shepard Smith and Success of 'It Gets Better' Project

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Savage caught the eye of the nation following a string of suicides by gay youths, when he and husband Terry Miller posted a video telling gay children that if they can hold on, life does get better.

Google Looks To TV Ads To Grow Its Browser

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology

Clean, inspiring piano track? Check. Drums for emphasis? Yup. Children doing cute things? Got it. Cello and violin alternating as the story comes to a...

Max Adler Looms Large in the Next Few Episodes of Glee

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Despite Adler portraying a bully of frightening proportions, viewers appear to have rallied around the closeted and confused Karofsky and the young actor who portrays him.

College Administrators Must Stand for Islam

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Asher Smith

The venomous state of the national conversation concerning Islam should obligate university leaders nationwide to go above and beyond in their statements of support.

On Evangelical Campuses, Rumblings Of Gay Acceptance

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Some observers now wonder whether a major shift in opinions about homosexuality might be occurring among younger evangelicals.

Zach Wahls Speaks About Family Goes Viral on YouTube (Video Interview)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Besides the slew of positive and incredible feedback online, Iowa's Zach Wahls says he's even changed some minds.

John Grant on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Grant, former frontman for the Czars, performs and discusses his music, his life and the It Gets Better project.

Gay Orthodox Jews: 'It Gets Better'

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

"I do still consider myself an Orthodox Jew, although many individuals would like to strip me of that title because I am out of the closet. Just because I am gay, doesn't mean I am different from any of them or have to exclude myself from their world."

A Message to Eating-Disorder Sufferers: It Gets Better

Troy Roness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Troy Roness

Contrary to the grim messages that are perpetuated by eating disorder statistics, messages and unfortunate stories, you can absolutely turn your life around.

It Gets Better?

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

What do Kermit the Frog, Vinny from the Jersey Shore, President Obama, and Ke$ha have in common?

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Snubbing George Takei & Monsters Mini-Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons...