Aaron Savvy talks about being a victim of anti-gay bullying as a teen in a new It Gets Better video.

“As a child I was constantly bullied, in fact one of the hardest things for me growing up was being gay since I came from a very religious family,” Savvy says in his one-minute video.

The It Gets Better Project begun by gay activist Dan Savage has received enormous support from Hollywood, the business community and leading Democrats, including President Barack Obama. The campaign encourages gay teens to not cave in to bullies, because life eventually gets better.

“I think one of the best things we can do is remind today’s youth that they are not alone and they can do anything that they put their minds to. I was told I would never amount to anything. I never believed it and neither should these teens. In fact being told I would not succeed only made me fight harder.”

“Follow your dreams and follow your heart and I promise everything will get better,” he adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Savvy appeared on the FX reality competition Toughman. He's also the star of the YouTube web series Zero to Savvy.