MSNBC host Thomas Roberts is included
in a new It Gets Better video in which an employee says, “Being gay
is a gift.”
Gets Better Project was founded by gay rights activist Dan Savage
and encourages LGBT teens to not cave in to bullies, because life
openly gay Thomas recorded his own video last year. In the
video, he talked about an attempted suicide at the age of 15.
“At 15 I unsuccessfully attempted
suicide,” the handsome 38-year-old Roberts said. “Luckily, my
sister found me and saved my life. My family, they rallied around
me, but I couldn't tell them what had brought me to that point. But
I saw first-hand the pain in their eyes and I realized that suicide
wasn't the answer.”
Thomas joins his NBC co-workers in a
new 7-minute-38-second video released this week.
“No matter what anyone says, you are
a person of worth,” a woman says.
“Don't change,” a man adds.
“Have faith, follow your heart,” a
“To be gay is,” a man says. “It's
a gift.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)