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B&S video for the "It gets better"-project. 
17th-Nov-2010 09:17 pm

From Dan's column about Billy Lucas:
"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."[/quote]
The Brothers & Sisters-cast and crew, but mostly the crew, have made a message as well.
There isn't much of Matthew in it, but the message is important to spread.

Here's the link to the it gets better project 


17th-Nov-2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
That was fantastic, thanks for linking it, marea.
18th-Nov-2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I thought (still think) the message is SO important.
17th-Nov-2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
It was awesome of the cast and crew to do this. I've never been so proud to be a B&S fan. I really hope that these videos and messages are getting to the right people. This project is so much more than worthwhile.
18th-Nov-2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
I agree, I hope it reaches the right people as well.
18th-Nov-2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
This is an awesome project. Thanks for sharing.

On a far more superficial note: Matthew Rhys with his Welsh accent!!! *dies*
19th-Nov-2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)

And on a equally superficial note: You're absolutely right about Matthew and his accent! *dies with you* :D
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