Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is
the latest high-profile Democrat to create a video for the It Gets
Gay activist, sex advice columnist and
Santorum agitator Dan Savage founded the It Gets Better Project
to reach out to troubled LGBT teens who may be considering suicide
because they feel alone or are being bullied or harassed at school.
The videos offer a simple message: Hang in there because life gets
“I know what it's like to be
different,” Patrick says in his 38-second video. “Whether it was
in school or in my law firms, in different jobs in all kinds of
settings – even as the first black governor of Massachusetts – I
know what it's like to be different and to have folks sometimes
around you who don't understand.” (The video is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)
Patrick joins a growing list of
prominent Democratic leaders – including President Barack Obama –
in joining the campaign. According to the It Gets Better Project no
Republican has yet to record a video.
Last week, Massachusetts'
entire Congressional delegation with the exception of Senator Scott
Brown recorded an It Gets Better video.