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Real Rahm, Fake Rahm, and Louder Than A Bomb

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

The creator of the infamous fake Twitter account, donated his reward to Young Chicago Authors, the subject of the powerful new documentary, Louder Than A Bomb.

It Gets Better, Starting in Elementary School

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

And, so it was, that on a sun-soaked summer afternoon, 200 Nettelhorst families -- both gay and straight -- marched in the parade; in fact, we led it.

Bullying: Why Zero-Tolerance Policies Don't Work

Andrew Zack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Zack

It seems to me that we should be teaching kids today how to deal with bullies, and we should be taking those bullies aside and looking at their lives to find out what is making them act as bullies.

Gay Teens: It Gets Better, But What Can You Do In The Meantime?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Author and journalist Tomas Mournian's new book hidden tells the fictional story of Ahmed, a gay, middle eastern teen who escapes from a so-called "co...

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

The Top 10 Gay Highlights of 2010

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Well, another year has come and gone. But don't be down about it! Tis the season for merriment! Just ask my Aunt Carol. She LOVES Christmas. She's als...

Jane Lynch Disappointed In Obama's Gay Rights Agenda

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

President Obama has received backlash from his political base for dashing the expectations of some of his most ardent followers, and his Hollywood cha...

Gay And Lesbian College Presidents: 'It Gets Better' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Their group is just six months old, but members of the LGBTQ Presidents In Higher Education are presenting a strong front in support of gay and lesbia...

Does it Get Better?

Joel Derfner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel Derfner

The problem I'd had when I sat down to write an 'it gets better' piece, was that I'd had it so easy as a gay kid. I was pretty fey, but I was never the target of constant bullying.

Student Sues Washington State School District, Saying They Failed to Stop Bullying

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joe Mirabella

Russell Dickerson III alleges his school district did nothing to stop years of harassment based on his race and perceived sexual orientation. "It was like a prison sentence," he says, "that carried on into high school."

Sarge, There's a Naked Gay Guy in the Shower!

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For years I marveled at the military's leadership in advancing the cause of civil rights within the ranks. It now has an opportunity to prove that the institution can be hospitable and welcoming to openly gay men and women.

The 'It Gets Better' Campaign: Change I Can Believe In

Zachary Stockill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Zachary Stockill

However, the President notwithstanding, one voice has been largely absent from this chorus of progress: I am a heterosexual male with no personal experience being targeted by bullies for being "queer," a "fag," etc.

How to Bully Homophobia

Jorge A. Rey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jorge A. Rey

Unless begin demanding that our schools serve as a barrier to protect all children from bullying, then none of us should feign shock when the next gay teenager hangs himself from a tree or throws himself from a bridge.

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?

Dan Savage Creates YouTube Channel To Help Gay Teens | 9 Minutes Ago Samuel Axon 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sex advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage has launched a YouTube channel called "It Gets Better." He's soliciting videos from fans who w...

Former Presidents Tell Obama 'It Gets Better' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"It Gets Better," The recent viral video campaign to prevent gay teen suicide has brought a phenomenal out-pour of support from actors, comedians, and...

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...

Let's Hear from the Gay Teens for a Change

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I know we are supposed to prepare them for what lies ahead. But I think we have a responsibility to insure their safety until they are adults.

Experts Fear Copycat Suicides After Bullying Cases

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — The experts call it "contagion" when a suicide or rash of suicides inspires others to follow in an attempt at martyrdom or solida...

Glee's Gay Suicide PSA: It Got Worse

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leah Anthony Libresco

Popular TV show Glee has had a tendency to go off the rails when it tackles serious issues. The show's irreverent, ironic tone had led them to strike...

The Power of Love Through Song: It Gets Better

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

On Oct. 24, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles gathered at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles to sing a song of hope and love.

VIDEO: Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles Film 'It Gets Better' Video To Combat Teen Suicides

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via LA Times: The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has just released their own version of the It Gets Better video, Dan Savage's project to show gay te...

Repentance Of An Anti-Gay Bigot

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

I am straight, and though everyone gets made fun of for something, I never faced the relentless teasing, bullying and violence that gay and lesbian kids did and do. In fact, I was a bigot. But I got better.

It Gets Better, But No Thanks To You, President Obama

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Every time the Obama administration stands up and defends an offensive and bigoted law, it conveys a message that being gay is a weakness, a problem and a reason to be treated with less respect than everybody else.

WATCH: President Obama Appears In Special Message To Support Gay Teenagers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama appeared in a video in support of gay teenagers on Thursday as part of the It Gets Better Project, an initiative launched by writer Da...