In a new It Gets Better video, CBS
employees urge troubled gay teens to hang in there.
Gets Better Project reaches out to LGBT teens contemplating
suicide and encourages them to not cave in to bullies, because life
eventually gets better.
“When I first realized that I was
gay, it really sort of scared me,” Kareem says in the nearly
7-minute video. “Because I was always told that, you know, you're
going to hell or you're going to have an unhappy life or you'll be
persecuted by people or outcast by society, that type of thing.”
“My lowest point was probably right
after I came out to my mom,” Joanna says. “And even though she
told me that she loved me and that would never change, she said that
she couldn't understand it or accept it. And that crushed me.”
“And I remember my mum saying,
'What's wrong Katy, just spit it out.'” Katy says. “And I told
them, I said, 'You know I've been in this relationship with this
woman and I'm really in love with her. And I'm gay and I just want
to let you know that I'm gay.' And my dad said, 'Oh, we know.'”
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
CBS is the latest large company to
create such a video, joining GM, Dell, American Airlines, Google,
and Apple, to name a few.