Allison Weiss: IT GETS BETTER





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Published on Oct 6, 2010


oh hey world, it gets better.


From Dan Savage'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:


Comments • 110

Kathleen Stanford
You are like the cutest! Marry me? Lol 
Zucker Frei
Its still nice :) thx 4 the video ;)
T Plotz
M.E. 1:23
That day has arrived A Weiss in the government's f-ing mind, finally!
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Phedra Irene
i love you. you are perfect. 
Aria Kirsten
UHM it kind of is a big deal because it means that I HAVE A CHANCE FUCK YESSS. Lol sorry, I know I don't have a chance.. you're too amazing x D
My best friend is gay and I don't give a shit. Good for you for sticking your neck out and fuck people that don't agree with it! PS: and thanks for answering my questions - even tho they were like - only three of them, but thanks anyways. Later, B.
doug weiss
WRONG! The gays "hate" christians because all you ever do is quote your tired Bible. You continue to label gays as perverts and you dare to speak for GOD and tell gays they will be punished. Let's clear something....in every fight someone throws the first punch and for years the first punch, the hateful treatment of gays, has been the way of the Christians. If the gays hate the Bible, Jesus and Christians it because you have earned that hate. The sane world is finally saying Christians are wrong
Ellen Webster
I'm gay and i love you so much more for this! i was scared of being gay for sooooo long, and sometimes i still feel insecure about it, but then most days i love it! I LOVE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU AND I REALLY WANNA HIGH FIVE AND TALK ABOUT OUR COOLNESS!!! gah i wanna meet you. x
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