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U.S. Department of Education Releases 'It Gets Better' Video: VIDEO


Yesterday the U.S. Department of Education released an It Gets Better video. It comes less than a week after the department's groundbreaking decision to begin collecting data about anti-LGBT bullying in schools nationwide.

The video features several gay, lesbian and allied staff members and ends with a call to action from U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan:

"I really believe we can't just say 'It gets better.' All of us have to work right now to make things better today, not tomorrow. If you're a 14-year-old or a 15-year-old, asking you to wait four or five years for things to get better, that can seem like an eternity, like a lifetime. And so you shouldn't have to wait that long. So I wanna be very clear. All of us have the power now to make things better today, not tomorrow."

The video then directs viewers to

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP…

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  1. Beautiful!

    Posted by: reality | Jun 28, 2013 9:52:10 AM

  2. wonderful.

    the genius of this campaign is that literally ANYONE can make a video and include in it the messages and advice they feel can make the best impact. not just platitudes, but applicable advice and guidance for LGBT people, in particular our youth, and their allies.

    well met.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 28, 2013 3:26:39 PM

  3. Probably wouldn't have happened under a Romney administration.

    Posted by: taxpayer | Jun 28, 2013 5:19:42 PM

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