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It Gets Better campaign only valid to small degree

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  1. Tanya says:

    I understand your criticism of the ‘movement’ (if you will), and it is interesting.
    But, I find it disheartening that anyone would find it anything but encouraging. A president giving support to gay people is something that is much of a taboo, it seems. So any open discussion is a step forward.
    I don’t think the big shots taking advantage of the project reflects the intentions of the project. If people abuse it, was it really a bad thing? No, it just means we live in a flawed, gross society. The fact is, Dan Savage, who I can’t speak for, I doubt is the type who would just let it go and act like it was ok to be discriminated against via the law. Just because the project can’t fix it or is misused seems to me a silly reason to criticize it. Criticize the fools, not the ones who create a beneficial thing. It encourages me to see people talk about it openly.
    Things get better when you get older, because you find people who love you for who you are, and many people grow up eventually. I imagine this generation will be better. It is still something to fight for, but I don’t think the message is not to fight. The message is to hold on in the meantime, if you want to give up now.
    It’s one more step for me to be able to be myself; which is different. I may not be gay but society is stifling with gender issues. It is an embarrassment and makes life miserable for everyone.

    -From Seattle! Thanks for the read. Hope an outsider is allowed to comment. 🙂