In a new It Gets Better video, American
Airlines employees urge troubled gay teens to hang in there.
It Gets Better Project encourages troubled LGBT teens to
not cave in to bullies, because life eventually gets better.
And in their 6-minute-57-second video,
the men and women of American let teens know exactly how it got
better for them. The video begins with an American Airlines boarding
pass issued to It Gets Better.
“I never really told anybody this or
talked about it in public, but when I was a kid I made a little
half-hearted attempt to commit suicide. Because I just couldn't deal
with my thoughts and my feelings and knowing that I wasn't like
everybody else,” a male employee says.
“Don't do that. Don't let that
happen,” he urges. “Life is too precious. You are too precious.
You need to be here. People do love you. People do care about you.
And it does get better.”
“You are the person you are meant to
be,” a woman adds. “Be proud of who you are. Stand up for
yourself. Because it does get better and your life will be
fabulous.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
American Airlines joins other large
companies that have created such videos, including Google, Pixar,