I didn’t have the balls to make a video for the It Gets Better Project. As I sit here now thinking about it, I feel a sense of shame about that. (I’m crying right now thinking about it) As a gay man I have a responsibility to make one; I have a responsibility to let young people everywhere know that it’s ok to be gay and that no matter how tough life is for them right now, it won’t stay that way. I feel that by not having made a video I’ve let those people down. I don’t think that the Project is accepting videos anymore, but I am going to make one and post it on Youtube…I’ve got to! I’ll let you know when it’s done!
Anyway, that wasn’t what I was planning on saying. I wanted to bring another website to your attention. aNoteToMyKid.com was started by Patrick Wallace and is similar to It Gets Better. A Note To My Kids is a place for parents of LGBT and questioning youth (and former youth too apparently) to post notes and letters to their kids letting them know how much they are loved and accepted. As the website says, it is a platform for unconditional love. This is, to me, even more fantastic than It Gets Better, because it is parents that kids need to hear the message from. The written format also makes it more likely that parents will take part; it’s far easier to write a letter than to create a video.
Please parents…if you have kids, don’t wait until they come out, don’t wait until you start to suspect they might be gay, just tell them!! Tell them you love them, tell them you love them for who they are, tell them you love no matter who they love, but, whatever you do, tell them now!!
And please EVERYONE, check out the website and tell all the parents you know about it!!