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Watch: LGBT White House Staff Releases 'It Gets Better' Video

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LGBT White House staff just released their own "It Gets Better" video, expressing support to bullied gay teens.

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  1. WHITE HOUSE TO HOMELESS LGBT YOUTH, IT GETS BETTER, BECAUSE RICH PEOPLE NEED MORE MONEY WE ARE GOING TO LET YOU LIVE OUTSIDE AND STARVE TO DEATH!!!

    SEE IT GETS BETTER!!!

    Posted by: toyotabedzrock | Dec 20, 2010 9:16:46 PM


  2. This campaign has good intentions, but seriously, stop it already. I think gay kids got the message already. We want to hear from celebrities and presidents and big time people that it gets better, not from every Tom, Dick, and Harry in the street. Who's next on these It Gets Better videos, Eric Cartman?

    Posted by: DJ Cynical | Dec 20, 2010 10:36:08 PM


  3. I respect and appreciate the effort and the sentiment, but isn't this a little late in the game for the DC crowd?

    Posted by: Rich | Dec 20, 2010 10:47:25 PM


  4. Agree, it's difficult to not be a cynic. And ya, for the campaign the timing is late. But isn't this more than just a campaign?

    This video is important and historic. How many other administrations have video of significan # of WH employees sharing openly their personal stories? Good people. Real people.

    Posted by: jon | Dec 20, 2010 11:36:56 PM


  5. Don't let bitter bitches get you down. Keep this campaign going until everyone admits it does get better.

    Posted by: IndyTown | Dec 20, 2010 11:41:51 PM


  6. I think it's more important to have "regular" people discuss their lives in the It Gets Better Videos. Not everyone will grow up to be famous. But it is even better when they happen to discuss the issues WITH the President of the United States in the same video.
    This is historic, and this is the only government and country in the world whose leaders in power would release a video so explicitly on gay issues like this.

    Posted by: Mike C. | Dec 21, 2010 1:15:03 AM


  7. I think that if the was the Bush years there wouldn't even be a White House "It Gets Better" video. It would be more like "screw you you Godless sinners!"

    Jes sayin...

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Dec 21, 2010 1:21:32 AM


  8. @Derek Washington

    Featuring Ken Mehlman, of course.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Dec 21, 2010 1:52:00 AM


  9. @Mike C.

    "this is the only government and country in the world whose leaders in power would release a video so explicitly on gay issues like this."

    Um, there are plenty of countries in the world that could release a video at least as "explicit" as this. Iceland, for example, has a lesbian Prime Minister.

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 21, 2010 4:08:14 AM


  10. Maybe they should tell kids HOW it gets better instead of droning on like pathetic zombies.

    Posted by: Natira | Dec 21, 2010 4:35:36 AM


  11. man that guy is ugly, the youth wouldnt watch a sec of this!

    Posted by: apukjij | Dec 21, 2010 8:48:48 AM


  12. Why are gay men always given these backwater positions in the government? I want to see a gay Defense Secretary of State! I tell you a gay man will be a Secretary of State before we can even dream of a gay President.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Dec 21, 2010 10:06:13 AM


  13. @Mike, Iceland may have a gay head of government, Germany may have a gay foreign minister, Paris may have a gay mayor. BUT, I do doubt that their governments and heads of state would take such an explicit and outward step supporting gay issues on video. Europe is more accepting and laissez faire of social issues in some ways, but they typically do not address social or controversial issues like this head on. That's something only the United States does.
    Don't be afraid to be proud of your country or government sometimes!

    Posted by: Mike C. | Dec 21, 2010 11:48:39 AM


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