It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living / edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Dutton, c2011.Description: x, 338 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN:
- 9780452297616 (2012)
- 0452297613 (2012)
- 306.76/6/0835 22
- HQ76.27.Y68 I74 2011
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A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.
Introduction / Dan Savage -- A message from President Barack Obama / Barack Obama -- You will find your people / Laurel Slongwhite -- The life almost lost / Bruce Ortiz -- In the early morning rain / Jennifer Finney Boylan -- Something has changed within me / Gregory Maguire -- Action makes it better / Urvashi Vaid -- You are a rubber band, my friend / Brinae Lois Gaudet -- God believes in you / Bishop Gene Robinson -- The person worth fighting for is you / Alex R. Orue -- A message from Ellen DeGeneres / Ellen DeGeneres -- Life unfolds exactly as it should (but not as you planned) / Sean Blane and David Rosen -- It gets better for a British soldier / James Wharton -- Getting stronger and staying alive / Gabrielle Rivera -- Coming out of the Shtetl: gay Orthodox Jews / Marc Tannen -- Going back in / Mare Vaporum Corp -- And the Emmy goes to ... / Barbara Gaines -- A message from US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used by permission of the US Department of State -- This I know for sure / A. Y. Daring -- It gets better Broadway / the contributors to It Gets Better Broadway -- Rockin' the flannel shirt / Krissy Mahan -- How it got better for an ordained Christian minister / Stephen V. Sprinkle -- Out of darkness / Philip Deal -- Something special / Sia Furler -- The dinner party / Adam Roberts -- What I wish I knew / Ivan Coyote -- Freedom from fear / Michael Feinstein -- A Message from Prime Minister David Cameron used by permission of the Prime Minister's Office, London -- You will meet people who celebrate you / Jenn and Erika Wagner-Martin -- An identity unfolded / Mark Ramirez -- Brothers: it gets better / Lenox Magee, Rannon Harris, David Dodd, and Kean Ray -- Drop dead, warlock / David Sedaris -- Gwendolyn gone / Meshell Ndegeocello -- Growing Up Gay... and KINKY / Dart -- The biggest gift / Stewart Taylor -- A message from Senator Al Franken / Al Franken -- Transsexual prairie girl / Tamsyn Waterhouse -- Art from rage / Jason Sellards -- It gets better / Bashar Makhay -- Too good to be true / Cameron Tuttle -- Journey to a better life / Juan Carlos Galan, MS -- The gay guy in the band / Kevin Yee -- Will I grow up to be Paul Lynde? / Andy Cohen -- Finding who I am / Hunter Adeline Brady -- Community / Chaz Bono -- A message from Nancy Pelosi / Nancy Pelosi -- Gunn's golden rules / Tim Gunn -- Perfect, just the way you are / Darren Hayes -- Where happiness is / Natalie S. Mandelin -- Not-normal / Michael K. Wells -- Darn it / Kate Clinton -- Look at the moon / Agustin Cepeda -- Critical shifts / Jesse Barnes -- For Aideybear / Ava Dodge -- A message from John Berry / John Berry -- The show must go on / Kyle Dean Massey -- Survival Tools / Ellen Forney -- Dear Uncle Ronnie / randy roberts potts -- My office wall / Trevor Corneil -- Keep on livin' / J. D. Samson -- It gets better because you're a little different / Dave Holmes -- Unapologetically, me / Demetrius Gittens -- A collective voice / Gabe Milligan-Green, Addy Cahill, and Russell Peck -- I didn't always wear a tuxedo / Murray Hill -- How I got over / Tuan N'Gai -- A "better" evolution / Joseph Odysseus Mastro -- Save yourself, save the world / Khris Brown -- Becoming an authentic person / Nicholas Wheeler -- On the other side / Jay Foxworthy and Bryan Leffew -- Bully me / Congregation Beit Simchat Torah -- To the bullies / Tristan Jackson (TJ) -- The good fight / Kristel Yoneda -- A message from Kevin Hague / Kevin Hague -- Haters can't gate someone who loves themselves, and if they do, who cares / Lynn Breedlove -- Not playing at a cinema near you / Rebecca Brown -- From "faggot" to field biologist / Christopher A. Schmitt -- It got better / Stephen D. Lorimor -- Our parents as allies / Lawrence Gullo, Fyodor Pavlov, Eileen Charbonneau, and Ed Gullo -- Lesbian teacher believes in you / Kristin Rivers -- Stepping off the sidelines / Wayne Knaub -- My own worst enemy / Jessica Leshnoff -- You are a beloved child of God / Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -- Transgendered and self-educated in Maine / Jean Vermette -- The power of "You" / Luan Legacy -- It gets better for small towners, too / Dwayne Steward -- To me: with love and squalor / Terry Galloway -- Happiness is inevitable / Henry Winfiele -- Wish I'd been sassier! / Brian Gallivan -- Protect and serve loves Semper Fidelis / J. D. Davis and Allen D. Stone -- The doors of acceptance / Shaun Ridgway -- Hope out of tragedy / Matthew Houck -- Patience makes perfect sense / Angelo D'Agostino -- Christian LGBT kids: you're part of the plan / Raven Mardirosian -- Terrible day / Patrick Murphy -- The worst of both worlds / Cooter Space -- Closets on fire / Anthony Antoine -- The King brothers / Dick King and Mark S. King -- Community found / Taylor Bailey -- From scared to proud: the journey of a gay medical student / Jake Kleinman -- Authentic self / Sara Sperling -- You can live a life that's worth living / Kate Bornstein -- Epilogue / Terry Miller.