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It Gets Better in ASL: Adam

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Published on Oct 7, 2010

This video was part of Google Chrome's ad about It Gets Better which first aired during Glee on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7skPnJ... I'm proud to be part of this important project. Thanks for visiting!

**************DEAF ECHO**************

15 ASL VIDEOS as of 10/19!! Collection of It Gets Better in ASL videos: http://deafecho.com/2010/10/it-gets-b...

Deaf Queer Resource Center: http://www.deafqueer.org/411/index.html

Original article: http://deafecho.com/2010/10/it-gets-b...

*****WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?******

From Dan's column about Billy Lucas:

"Billy Lucas was just 15 when he hanged himself in a barn on his grandmother's property. He reportedly endured intense bullying at the hands of his classmates—classmates who called him a fag and told him to kill himself. His mother found his body.... I wish I could have talked to this kid for five minutes. I wish I could have told Billy that it gets better. I wish I could have told him that, however bad things were, however isolated and alone he was, it gets better.

"But gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied. Many of these kids have homophobic parents who believe that they can prevent their gay children from growing up to be gay—or from ever coming out—by depriving them of information, resources, and positive role models.

"Why are we waiting for permission to talk to these kids? We have the ability to talk directly to them right now. We don't have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets better. We can reach these kids."

Read Dan's entire column here:

http://tinyurl.com/3xmu4le

************ HOW TO SUBMIT***********

YouTube has made it possible for us to post more videos! (They changed our creation date and this allows us to post more videos. Don't ask us how that works—we're not tech savvy—but we're very, very grateful to YouTube.)

Share YOUR STORY of How It Got Better!
1. Create your video, post it to YouTube. (copy this entire description into your video description area)
2. Send the URL to mail (at) savagelove.net to post in YouTube's It Gets Better Project
3. Send the URL to adamstone (at) gmail.com to post in DeafEcho's It Gets Better in ASL.

(Note: You'll need your own YouTube account. Follow all the standard YouTube guidelines for setting up the account, and for loading the video. Once your video is loaded and processed, email us the YouTube URL.)

PLEASE: No two- or three- or four-part videos. And try to keep it under ten minutes, if at all possible!

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