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Broadway Sings ‘It Gets Better’ to Raise Money for The Trevor Project

Broadway Sings ‘It Gets Better’ to Raise Money for The Trevor Project

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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Image taken from the It Gets Better Broadway website under Fair Use with all credit to the It Gets Better Broadway Project, no infringement intended.

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4:59AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Greetings from Norway! I simply LOVE listening to this song

5:59AM PST on Feb 9, 2011

What a great song!

3:12AM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

I just put it up on my FB page!! The Trevor Project will hopefully help.

6:06AM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

Also, Recently, A teacher gave my nine year inappropiate material to
read. A chair was pulled off from under another her arm was injured.
She received a sling at the hospital and she still has pain. They are
so bullied at Buckatunna School. Also, my children were allowed pick
up from someone who name was not on the list to pick them up. MORE
MORE MORE Proof that this was brought up to the staff.
October 1, 2010 back 180days and more
Summary
Around 11:00 a.m., I received a call from MS L Revette. She stated
that my child had stolen a wallet from another student. I said an
accusation she said, no ,she did it. She confessed to it. I said I
don’t believe she did it but, I am on my way.
MS Patton was in MS Revette’s office as well. ( I had just spoken to
them, separately, they were huddled together at the homecoming game
last night.) Ms Revette started by saying what she accused Serena of.
I defended her, by reminding MS Revette of the bullying and the non
supervision and monitoring. I stated that my children do not have a
fair advantage at that school. I repeated some history of Buckatunna
and other statements. She passed a paper stating that Serena had five
days suspension. She disagreed, MS Patton interrupted at times. Said
she would get Serena an Emotional ruling. I repeated that it has been
so many request made by me and nothing is being done. As, I was
leaving out, MS Revette loudly laughed behind me. I turned to make
sure it was her that moc

7:12PM PDT on Oct 22, 2010

Great song, with REAL MESSAGE for all kids and young adults be they gay, straight or just being bullied for no reason other than the wrong clothes, hair style, shoes, whatever, and kids can find "reasons"!!!! love the song, posted on my FB page.

7:01AM PDT on Oct 22, 2010

What an awesome song! Thanks Steve! Great energy there!

8:10PM PDT on Oct 21, 2010

Thanks! Very nice, and a great cause!

6:36PM PDT on Oct 21, 2010

Great song -- sent chills down my spine

4:31PM PDT on Oct 21, 2010

Wonderful. If you have a child that is being bullied, get this for him/her...please.

2:17PM PDT on Oct 21, 2010

Lets hope the next "Cool" thing to do is to put your hand out to someone who is "different' and let the bullies know once and for all they wont be tolerated

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