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Date: 09/23/10 10:43 AM

45 Responses to It Gets Better: Dan Savage and Terry

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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Link: It Gets Better: Dan Savage and Terry - For those gay and lesbian kids who are having a crappy time during the teen years.
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    Stonardsftw Male 18-29
    321 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:49 am
    This is going to be another "You`re an individual!" pep talk, huh?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Not gay, but can totally relate to the first part. I was picked on in high school. It was awful. I can`t image any pre-teen/teen doesn`t go through some point in their life. And it always get better.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 11:01 am
    It really does get better after high school and even after college it gets better. Keep going at it and just take it one day at a time.
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    Stonardsftw Male 18-29
    321 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 11:06 am
    This was a lot better than I thought it would be.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    This sums it up in the chorus very nicely. (NO! It`s not a Rick Roll!)
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Some people say this version is more epic.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    didn`t get past the 4 minute mark.... but it gets better for every one after high school...but i do miss college |-(
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    im too afraid to watch it so i wont :|

    the fact of the matter is that things get better with everyday that you decide to keep on living.

    your life cant get any better if it doesn`t exist now can it...
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Personally, I like this one the best!
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    *sniffle, wipes away tear*...No, I`m not crying, I just have allergies.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Some people say this version is more epic.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    DAMN YOU RICK!!!
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    (Why did I have to click THAT link...well played Sir)
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    I never got picked on in school, but that makes me think back about those poor b*stards that did. Ugh. Though they are probably the ones that turned out to be success stories, just like these guys. I think they nailed it with the line "miserable people like to make other people miserable."



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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    great video, whether you are gay or not this video can be helpful for anyone struggling socially in high school.
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    techstorm Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    What I take from this is that two people love each other and have made a nice life with a kid that they love and adore. Not my thing, but they seem happy. Honestly, I wish these guys were my neighbors instead of the redneck with an `84 Buick on blocks and 4 pitbulls.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Cant believe the comment section is as civil as it is on this topic. Probably because of the glaring absence of 1 particular user.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    I`m 7+ years out of high school, and my life is still crap. This isn`t an absolute truth.

    The whole "kid who got picked on automatically becomes a success story" is such a Hollywood fantasy.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    meh...
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
    322 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    Loved it, and it sooooooooo needs to be said. Who ever came up with this campaign is BRILLIANT. How many high school kids who commit suicide (or tries to) do we have to read about every month or so? And, as has been pointed out, it is not just the gay. Junior High / High Schools are nothing but shark tanks and ANYBODY who is different is the main course. Also, thanks for the link, Rick S. The first two anyway made my day. But being retired and all, I`m an easy mark.
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    jv71 Male 13-17
    23 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    I`m sorry but I have to ask this, is their son gay?
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    Ubersloth Female 30-39
    30 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Does it matter if his son is gay? He`s almost thirteen. Gay or straight, I`m sure he has a healthy relationship with Rosie Palm and her five lovely sisters.

    And yes, life sometimes continues to suck after high school, but it tends to suck in new and exciting ways. For some, they may be more bearable ways.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    You gotta perdy mouth, boy.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Great vid. Savage love is awesome.
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    BBQ Male 18-29
    467 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Why would their son be gay? If anything he would simply be open to it (as we should all be, each to their own, eh?). The point of the matter is; have a good life. Simple as that. Bigotry will only keep you down.
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    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    at my highschool usually the gay guys are the most popular and all the girls want to be around them
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    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    yaaaaa.... life sucks, then you die. nuff said.
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    Rick_S you are an evil man. An evil, evil man.

    And I like that.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 3:31 am
    I found this boring. I always find the kids that got bullied where the ones who were fun to bully, the ones that cried, the ones that were clearly insecure, and the ones that would try to fight back. I don`t think anyone who was gay in our school ever got bullied.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:19 am
    @IamBored29

    "Cant believe the comment section is as civil as it is on this topic. Probably because of the glaring absence of 1 particular user."

    I`m sure he`ll be along sooner or later.

    My own personal experience (gay, bullied as a kid) is that yes, it does get better. If you can survive. But as we see, sadly, not everyone does.
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:30 am
    Hm, I will admit I was pretty sheltered at school, we never had a problem with bullying, we all ripped on the kids who took it like champs, and anyone with serious problems we let them deal without making it worse.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 5:50 am
    @eskimo9

    "we all ripped on the kids who took it like champs"

    The kids genuinely weren`t bothered by it, or they were emotionally tortured but were able to hide it well (right up until they kill themselves)...

    ...how do YOU know which is the case?

    It sounds to me like you`re just trying to excuse being horrible to other human beings.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 6:41 am
    "`we all ripped on the kids who took it like champs`

    The kids genuinely weren`t bothered by it, or they were emotionally tortured but were able to hide it well (right up until they kill themselves)...

    ...how do YOU know which is the case?"

    While you may be going to an extreme with the killing themselves (at least I hope you are!), your point is right on. Sometimes the kids who appear to take it like champs are the same ones who long for acceptance and go home hurt, alone, and miserable. They just don`t want to give the people who torture them the pleasure of knowing it hurt.
    I was on the border line between the two in school. I could take what the mean kids dished out without letting them know it hurt, and generally it rolled off my back. The whole school knew me by a name that a bully made up to make fun of me. I let it go, and it just became my nickname. I hated it, but I took it like a champ. If I didn`t have a close group of two or three fr
  35. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 6:42 am
    Wizard77 and Geogypsy: MWAHAHAHAH!
  36. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:34 am
    "While you may be going to an extreme with the killing themselves (at least I hope you are!)"

    Sadly, for many, it`s not an exaggeration.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:20 am
    "Sadly, for many, it`s not an exaggeration."

    Very sadly, it`s not. I just hoped you were, I guess.

    I thought about it in high school. Who doesn`t, right? What stopped me was my parents. I thought then, and still think now, no parent should ever have to bury their child. I couldn`t do that to my parents.
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 9:55 am
    Well right there is a good reason NOT to decide to be gay. I sure am glad I chose to be straight. I mean high school was hard enough. These foolish people must be gluttons for punishment. I mean they were sticking to their homo guns when all they had to do was suddenly decide to be all, you know, not gay and stuff. That is dedication.
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    yurgarbage Male 18-29
    44 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    @ Wizard77
    You have got to be the stupidest person alive. How many times do people have to tell you it`s not a choice before you figure it out? Why don`t you wake up one day and choose to go suck a d1ck. Freaking idiot.
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    Norsak Male 18-29
    161 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    @Wizard77
    I remember when I first "chose" to be straight. Do you?
    Idiot.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Norsak and yurgarbage, could you not detect the sarcasm in Wizard77`s post?
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    No Norsak they couldnt. You see they are super smart and I am the "stupidest person alive" and an "idiot" for good measure.

    See how clever those two are? Good thing sharp minded folk like them are around to figure things out for the rest of us dumb people.
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    pyrrhios Male 30-39
    185 posts
    September 25, 2010 at 6:03 am
    The video and the comments all just make me sad for reasons I don`t see any reason to bother with right now, except that none of these people got to be treated as human, which is what they deserve.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    September 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    A gay friend who had it really bad in HS & @ home got deepdeepdeep into drugs. Suicide can be quick or it can be a long, drawn-out process that ruins every positive aspect of your life before actually killing you. Terry & Dan have love & family--they could be working at fast-food burger joints & still be counted a success story. They`re sending out a positive message, not ranting hate & quoting verses from books they`ve never read. Good job guys, PT like.
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    Wai-Yu Female 13-17
    246 posts
    September 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    gay couples can adopt! :O

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