"Make It Better" @ Duke





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Published on Apr 13, 2012

The views expressed in this video only represent those of the participants. They do not necessarily represent the views or endorsement of Duke University.

With this project, we wanted to go beyond the message of "it gets better" and highlight how people have actually made it better, both for themselves and others. It is often hard to know how to deal with personal struggles of sexuality and identity, but it will not always automatically get better. Some people have to make a conscious effort to make the necessary changes that will improve their lives. The stories told here feature just some of the ways LGBTQ individuals at Duke have done just that, and how Amendment One presents us with an opportunity to come together under a common goal and defeat discrimination. Make it better: vote NO on May 8th.

Special thanks to those who provided support: Jacob Tobia, Ari Bar-Mashiah, Janie Long

Musical Credits to "Blindsided" by Bon Iver, "Between Sheets" and "First Train Home" by Imogen Heap and "Happy Ending" by MIKA!

Many thanks to the participants:
Jacob & Jane Tobia, Risa Isard, Ming Jiu Li, Jessie Rubin, Jessica MacFarlane, Kristin Oakley, Cameron Tripp, Summer Puente, Pete Schork, Haley Warden, Hannibal Person, Jules Odendahl-James and Kelly Rowett-James with their daughter Sophie, Richard Brodhead, Nancy Andrews, Sam Wells, Larry Moneta, Steve Nowicki

Created by Christine Ko and Erik Chamberlin

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