In a new It Gets Better video, stars of
London's West End urge gay teens to hang in there.
It Gets Better Project encourages troubled gay teens to not cave
in to bullies, because life gets better.
“I felt like everyone knew how I was
feeling,” Ruthie says in the video. “But they didn't and it was
just me going through it in my head and me beating myself up about
Danny says he was struck by the first
gay man he ever met.
“I was 7 years old and my mum's
friend called Peter came round. He was such a glamorous creature.
He just walked in – waltzed in. I never encountered a gay man
before. And it kind of stirred something up so deep in me. And I
was terrified. Absolutely terrified. And I said to my mum, 'Mummy,
can that man never, ever come around ever again.' I didn't think
anything can scare you when you're confronted by something that you
know you are.”
The stars go on to say their lives got
better and promise troubled gay teens that their lives will as
“It's so, so worth it. I can't even tell you. Just hold
on,” Paul urges. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this