Six Congressional Democrats who represent the City of New York 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.

Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents portions of Manhattan and Brooklyn, is the first to appear in the nearly six-minute video.

“Ever since the Stonewall demonstration of 1969 our country has made great strides in LGBT equality,” Nadler says in the video. “It was only a decade ago when no gay or lesbian couple could marry legally. Today, thousands of couples are happily wed, gay and lesbian soldiers can now serve openly in the military, and many states have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

“If you are being bullied or are having trouble at school or at home, it may seem hard to believe that you will personally experience this kind of progress in your lifetime. But it does get better and you're not alone.”

Also appearing in the video are Representatives Ed Towns of Brooklyn, Eliot Engel of The Bronx, Carolyn Maloney of Manhattan and Queens, Joseph Crowley of The Bronx and Queens and Jose Serrano of The Bronx. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)