In what appears to be one of the most
authentic It Gets Better videos to date, Pixar employees pour out
their hearts to support gay teens.
The It Gets Better Project encourages
troubled gay teens to hang in there and not cave in to bullies
because life gets better. And in their 8-minute video, the men and
women of Pixar let teens know exactly how it got better for them.
“There's a sense of invisibility when
you're gay, because you don't want to step out, you don't want to
show too much. Not everyone is Kurt on Glee,” says
an unidentified male Pixar employee.
“I acted tough, I
put on a show,” says another.
“They called me
faggot and pushed me around.”
“It got to a
point where I was just so scared of everything and everyone that I
wouldn't actually talk to anyone.”
“I didn't know
what to do. I didn't know how to make sense of the world.”
interrupted me from jumping off the roof of my dorm,” a female
says. “I am so grateful to that person today. Because things got
so much better and I wouldn't have known it if they hadn't stopped
started thinking about what being gay was going to be for me,” a
“I just started
by realizing that I had to love myself first,” another adds.
“And it took a
while,” a male speaker says. “I think it just took time.”
“It's made me
such a stronger person to be gay.”
“Don't let anyone
tell you that you are less than zero just because you're gay,” a
“If I could just
come through the screen right now and give you a big hug and tell you
it gets better, I would totally do that,” a cuddlesome man adds.
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)