I appreciate the sentiment and the effort of the "It Gets Better" movement. I can't help but think however, what if all the people who were willing to speak out in this way personally reached out to advocate for LGBT students by educating heterosexuals who speak out of ignorance and fear? Or advocating by meeting with school boards? Or beginning some sort of support network for students who are singled out for being LGTB. It very well may get better for most young teens, but who is there for them personally when they have been beaten and bullie. The hormones and emotions of teenagers make them so vulnerable to depression and despair. Not every kid has the kind of support available to them to guide and comfort them through this dark and hopeless period of time in their lives. "It Gets Better" is a fine sentiment but can feel rather empty when one is in the darkest of days.
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