Thirteen Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday released an 'It Gets Better' video urging troubled gay teens to hang in there.

Begun by gay activist Dan Savage, the It Gets Better Project has already received support from leading Democrats, including President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The campaign encourages LGBT teens contemplating suicide to not cave in to bullies, because life eventually gets better.

In their nearly 5 minute video, the senators say they have gay friends and encourage troubled gay youth to ask for help.

“[A] number of my friends in middle school and high school and college had been gay but had hidden it,” says Delaware Senator Christopher Coons.

“Two decades later, many of my friends in college came over to me and said, “You know, back in college I was gay, but I couldn't say anything. I just wanted you to know,'” says New York Senator Charles Schumer, who came out in favor of gay marriage last year.

“What makes us unique,” Illinois Senator Dick Durbin starts off, “and what makes us different,” California Senator Dianne Feinstein says, “is actually what makes us special,” adds Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Also included in the video are Senators Mark Udall of Colorado, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Al Franken of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.