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Children’s Hospital Boston: It Gets Better

Children’s Hospital Boston: It Gets Better


Staff at Children’s Hospital Boston have a special message for bullied LGBT and non-LGBT youth alike: It Gets Better.

This video is actually from late 2010, but it contains such an inspiring message that it deserves to be dusted off from the It Get’s Better archives.

Below hear staff from Children’s Hospital Boston not only say that life can get better, but how they are actively working to ensure that it does get better.

The message that accompanies this video really says it all: “Many GLBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. Let’s show them what our lives are like and what the future may hold in store for them.”

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).Trevor Project Links:

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9:30PM PDT on Aug 26, 2011

Thank you for the message...

12:32AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:40AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Thank you Children's Hospital for this and all you do for Boston and the young people of New England.

10:40AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

As a teenager I went through many crushes on persons of both sexes, indiscriminately. As a young adult I was accused of being a lesbian apparently because in group therapy, I took the side of another member's parents and said, that race was the least of reasons her parents had to disapprove of her boy friend--far worse was the fact that he made it quite plain that he wanted to just shack up with her with no commitment to any lasting relationship. That and the fact that I did not have a boy friend. Later I did marry and remained married for over twenty-five years to the same man. Now I consider myself too old to have any interest in sex. So what is my sexual orientation?

9:53AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Qué alegría y esperanza brindan las personas de buen corazón, espíritu y mente. Felicidades!!!

8:59AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011


8:35AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Good step forward.

8:29AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

I'm such a sucker for this campaign...

To all of our LGBTQA friends: It gets better!

To all of my fellow Allies: It's our job to make it better!

8:18AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

For everyone who lives in t-shirts make sure you pick up one of the "It Gets Better" program shirts.

7:58AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011


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