Broadway’s young stars have come together to produce an “It Gets Better” video in the way that only Broadway can: through a rousing musical number! I don’t know if a song can save a life, but this song just might because it’s being sold on iTunes with all proceeds going to The Trevor Project, the leading youth suicide prevention group in the United States.
Written by Jay Kuo and Blair Shepard, the song is described as “a rock out celebration of life” in response to the recent spate of suicides by teens who were bullied because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity:
You can download the song from iTunes today by searching for “It Gets Better” and then clicking “All Albums” whereby you’ll see the orange Trevor Project logo.
The stars of the video have also contributed individually to the “It Gets Better” project at www.itgetsbetterbroadway.com where there are dozens of videos from Broadway stars, including messages from Michael Urie of Ugly Betty fame, Lindsay Northern of Wicked and LaQuet Sharnell of The Lion King and many, many more, all sharing words of encouragement and hope.
Have You Heard About the Make It Better Project?
The Make It Better Project is supported by a host of LGBT organizations and charities and is aimed at LGBT youth with the message that, yes, it does get better, but you don’t have to wait. There are people out there wanting to help stop the bullying right here, right now; all you have to do is reach out to them.
For more information, and links to resources for LGBT teens, their parents, educators and advocates, please click here.
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Don’t Suffer in Silence, Get Help!
The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 helpline with trained counselors ready to listen if you or someone you know would like to talk about the issues dealt with in this post.
The Trevor Project Helpline number is 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).
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