UPDATE from Mark Lance: The Make it Better project: http://makeitbetterproject.org/
The Make It Better Project gives youth the tools they need to make their schools better now! Through our website and YouTube channel, youth and adults can work together to make schools safer for LGBT youth right now.
Columnist Dan Savage launched “It Gets Better,” a video message in response to recent youth suicides to tell LGBT youth that life gets better after high school. The Make It Better Project takes this one step further, giving youth the tools they need to make their lives better now.
We aren’t waiting until high school is over for our lives to get better… We are taking action now! Join us!
A wonderful project on YouTube combatting bullying of gay teenagers:
From the site:
Billy Lucas was just 15 when he hanged himself in a barn on his grandmother's property. He reportedly endured intense bullying at the hands of his classmates—classmates who called him a fag and told him to kill himself. His mother found his body.... I wish I could have talked to this kid for five minutes. I wish I could have told Billy that it gets better. I wish I could have told him that, however bad things were, however isolated and alone he was, it gets better.
But gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied. Many of these kids have homophobic parents who believe that they can prevent their gay children from growing up to be gay—or from ever coming out—by depriving them of information, resources, and positive role models.
Why are we waiting for permission to talk to these kids? We have the ability to talk directly to them right now. We don't have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets better. We can reach these kids.