I needed to hear this song today. YouTube – ItGetsBetterBroadway’s Channel.
I know it is for GLBT youths, but isn’t the message really for everyone? I believe that a lot of the hate, the bullying, the abuse, etc. comes from fear. Fear that somehow, if that person is different than “I” can’t be happy. People put others down because they are insecure in their own lives.
Yes, some of it comes from ignorance, but mostly it comes from fear. So this song is about everyone. If you live and trust in yourself and life, it gets better.
It is too bad that more people can’t see that.
While I appreciate these artists for doing this, and those who step up to give their own testimonials, I see a problem. Theater is always perceived as gay. I am in theater, I love theater, but here is a reality about theater: people who don’t get it, or don’t really understand it assume that anyone who participates is either promiscuous or gay. We all know that is a stereotype, but it is a well-known one.
So, kudos to these artists for doing this, but now let’s get some athletes, action/adventure stars, or more politicians to stand up proudly and share their stories that say “It Get Better!”
Until there is no reason to hide anymore, how can we honestly tell young people it gets better?
- Broadway stars rally against anti-gay bullying (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Broadway stars rally against anti-gay bullying (pbpulse.com)
- Broadway Tells LGBTQ Youth “It Gets Better” (gayrights.change.org)
- Broadway stars unite for It Gets Better (pinkbananaworld.com)
- 100 “It Gets Better” Videos (buzzfeed.com)