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Watch: U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and 27 LGBT Labor Dept. Employees Say 'It Gets Better'


Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stands by 27 LGBT employees of the Department of Labor in a new "It Gets Better" video, which she also recorded in Spanish.

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  1. This was the first video of the series that I've seen and I really just don't understand. It gets better... how exactly? By working for the government which denies you your basic rights? I didn't really follow this campaign at all, so maybe I'm missing something here. Can someone please tell me how this message makes sense coming from the same government which prevents it from 'getting better'?

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 29, 2010 7:23:11 PM

  2. We would NEVER, EVER have seen these videos from ANY Bush appointees, let alone the President himself. I think we need to remember this when heaping scorn on Obama's perceived failings on gay rights issues. He is yet to be the fierce advocate for us on a practical level (in terms of DADT, ENDA, DOMA repeal), but the social impact of these kinds of messages of support and acceptance should not be taken for granted.

    Posted by: Lewis Payton | Nov 29, 2010 7:24:18 PM

  3. So basically what you're saying is that Obama isn't doing anything but making false promises. A message of support without any actual support. What kind of social impact could that possibly have? I honestly wished he hadn't made a video. In my point of view it's more genuine and encouraging for 'normal' people to make the videos, because at least people working at the 'Gap' don't have the power to affect change single-handedly. They're just giving advice from first-hand experience of being gay and growing up.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 29, 2010 7:49:33 PM

  4. tell your boss, who can do something major about it

    Posted by: r | Nov 29, 2010 9:29:01 PM

  5. I love how every single Department is making an "It Gets Better" video. What a great movement and what a beautiful way of keeping alive the memory of those young boys. We truly made some good come out of a horrible tragedy, by waking up the country and the government.

    Posted by: sysm29 | Nov 29, 2010 9:30:46 PM

  6. The problem with you people is you're so used to being against something that even when something groundbreaking happens, such as The President's Administration coming out against gay teen bullying, you still need to find something to bitch about. It's a sad way to live.

    Posted by: IndyTown | Nov 29, 2010 9:32:54 PM

  7. I'm satisfied that gays and lesbians aren't just shown as glamorous, attractive people in the IGBP. This goes a very, very long way to restoring balance in that respect.

    Posted by: TANK | Nov 29, 2010 10:08:49 PM

  8. damn, it's become nothing but a meme

    Posted by: unokhan | Nov 29, 2010 11:30:24 PM

  9. it's good to see diverse faces becoming a part of this. and yes, like others have said, these videos are lame at the same time as being hopeful- only because gay people have to take whatever support they can get even if it's just internet videos rather than full citizenship.

    Posted by: JJ | Nov 30, 2010 2:11:25 AM

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