In a new It Gets Better video, members of the San Francisco chapter of Frontrunners urge troubled gay teens to hang in there.

The It Gets Better Project encourages gay teens to not cave in to bullies, because life gets better.

In their six-minute-nine-second video, the men and women of the LGBT running and walking club share some of their experiences growing up feeling different.

“I got a lot of name calling, because I didn't hang out with the guys. I had mostly girlfriends,” says a male runner. “And as I got into high school and later on as a senior, guys used to say, 'How is it that you don't … you know, you have all these girls around you. Are you a fag?' I often got called a fag.”

“Being a guy who played the flute I certainly got people yelling, you know, faggot and gay and whatever,” another runner adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)