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ONAP Staff: It Gets Better

December 22, 2010

Yesterday several White House staff posted a blog and video as part of the "It Gets Better" project. "It Gets Better" is a national campaign targeting LGBT youth that started in the wake of several high profile suicides. The campaign encourages LGBT youth who may be the subject of discrimination, scorn or ostracization to look beyond their current circumstances and realize that that a bright future lies ahead. ONAP Director Jeffrey Crowley and I both participated in the video.



Resources

If you're a young person who's been bullied or harassed by your peers, or you're a parent or teacher who knows a young person being bullied or harassed, here are a few resources that can help you:

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LBGTQ youth by providing resources and a nationwide, 24 hour hotline. If you are considering suicide or need help, call: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

BullyingInfo.org
BullyingInfo.org is a project of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) focused on providing tools and resources for youth, parents, teachers and mental health providers to prevent and address bullying.

It Gets Better Project
President Obama's video and Vice President Biden's video are just a couple of the thousands of videos submitted by people across the country to inspire and encourage LGBT youth who are struggling.

You can watch more videos at ItGetsBetterProject.com.

For even more information and resources visit or call:

Gregorio Millett, M.P.H., is a senior policy advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy.



  
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