After recording an
It Gets Better video supporting gay teens in October, President
Barack Obama returns to make a cameo appearance in a White House
staff video released on Tuesday.
In the video, Brian Bond, deputy
director of the Office of Public Engagement, says he knew at an early
age that he was gay and was terrified, then introduces the president
by saying, “Like the president said ...”
“There's a whole world waiting for
you filled with possibilities,” Obama says. “There are people
out there who love you and care about you just the way you are. And
so, if you ever feel like because of bullying, because of what people
are saying, that you're getting down on yourself, you've got to make
sure to reach out to people you trust.”
“The president's right,” Bond says.
Obama returns at the end to add: “And
everyday, it gets better.”
Sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who
founded the It Gets Better Project, previously praised Obama for
reaching out to gay teens.
Other lawmakers who have created a
video include Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton, Britain's
Conservative Party leader David Cameron and Speaker
of the House Nancy Pelosi.