In a new It Gets Better video, Intel
employees urge troubled gay teens to hang in there.
The It Gets Better Project encourages
troubled LGBT teens to not cave in to bullies, because life
eventually gets better.
“I suffered from severe depression
and anxiety, panic attacks – life was pretty miserable,” says
Phyllicia, a member of the Intel LGBT Employee Group (IGLOBE). “I
spent time with several therapists sporadically exploring this until
I finally made the decision that I should transition and come out.
First time I put on a skirt, I whirled around the living room
dancing, singing I Feel Pretty. It was obvious that this is
what I should have been all along.”
“When I told my mother that I was a
lesbian, she simply told me I hadn't met the right man,” Karen
says. “I was like, 'okay.' I knew that wasn't the case, but …
Now, I'm 43 years old and I have a wonderful family, a nice house,
and a wonderful job, great friends, co-workers, and a very supportive
family.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Intel is the latest high-tech company
to create such a video, joining Dell,