Disney employees have reached out to
troubled gay teens in an It Gets Better video.
The It Gets Better Project encourages
bullied LGBT teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life
eventually gets better.
“Life was tough growing up,” says a
staffer named Dexter. “Growing up in a small community, a
conservative community … the expectation to be a certain way was
definitely there, and I did not fit the mold.”
“I was kicked, punched, spit on,
pushed, shoved, called every name you can possibly think of. But I
remember thinking that while that was bad the worst part was the
rejection. The feeling of always being alone,” he later adds.
Megan says she was asked to leave her
high school cheerleading squad and faced potential school expulsion
due to her sexuality.
“Your differences are going to
blossom when you get older and they're probably blossoming now,”
says Lisa. “So don't let anyone fit you into a mold that you don't
fit into.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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Disney is the latest large corporation
to create such a video, joining Intel,