Dan Savage, the popular writer behind the long-running “Savage Love” sex column, masterminded the It Gets Better Project in response to the sudden spate of suicides by LGBT teenagers cropping up in the news, and to raise awareness of the damaging influence of bullying. Hundreds of people—among them, President Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris—immediately offered their support to the project, uploading a series of videos telling teens to hang in there, and that their quality of life will vastly improve in the future. The project instantly became a phenomenon as more and more people began uploading their stories to the web….
With It Gets Better, Savage has compiled a deeply moving collection of essays, not only by celebrities and gay personalities, but also by a slew of ordinary people who want to share their experiences and offer their support. The book is a stirring, heartfelt companion to the videos, full of anecdotes about the chilling effects of bullying, and what gay adult life has to offer to those who persevere in the face of it. Best of all, all proceeds from the book will be donated to organizations supporting gay youth.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Dutton/Division of Penguin USA ( March 22, 2011 )
Item #: 13-352406
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.88inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)