Posts tagged ‘It gets Better’

July 11, 2011

“8: The Mormon Proposition” – Winner of GLAAD Media Award: Video

by Accidental Bear

Attorney, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Featured in “8: The Mormon Proposition” – Winner of GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary

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June 9, 2011

Andrew Lippa records “It Gets Better” The Song

by Accidental Bear

Broadway composer Andrew Lippa and head of the musical theatre program Kaitlin Hopkins take Texas State University musical theatre students into the studio. While serving as the musical theatre program’s first Composer in Residence, Andrew and the students recorded “It Gets Better” to aide the efforts of the national anti-cyberbullying campaign. Andrew’s incredibly inspiring song matched with outstanding student talent has produced a rare and beautiful gem! Enjoy!

June 4, 2011

Chicago Cubs to produce “It Gets Better” video

by Accidental Bear

This Its Gets Better business is becoming a healthy trend. Keep it up!

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs will produce an “It Gets Better” video, which takes a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia. The project has been in the works for more than a week and is set to be filmed after the team returns to Wrigley Field from its current 10-game road trip.
The Cubs will be the second professional sports team to participate in the “It Gets Better” campaign following the San Francisco Giants who released their video earlier this week.

“The Cubs applaud the Giants for their stand against anti-LGBT bullying. Bullying of anyone for any reason is unacceptable,” said Laura Ricketts, Cubs owner and board member. “We are proud to join the Giants in taking a stand against bullying and encourage other professional sports organizations to do the same.”

May 30, 2011

Gay Doesn’t Get More Mainstream Than Old Navy

by Accidental Bear

Good job Old Navy and the devil on my shoulder says, “Way to make a buck!” I hope this doesn’t turn any young impressionable kids gay (joke). ~AB

A line of gay pride t-shirts will be on sale from the clothing company Old Navy, with a portion of the proceeds going to the “It Gets Better” project.

The shirts, available in sizes for for men, women, and babies, will be sold in some stores during June and retail for between $7.50-$14.50 USD. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward Dan Savage’s campaign, which has made waves in terms of visibility and gay culture in recent months.

According to, Old Navy is the first major chain retailer to release such a shirt. Several high-end designers like Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs have released limited-edition shirts supporting gay rights and visibility. American Apparel, however, worked with the Human Rights Campaign to disseminate their “Legalize Gay” shirts.

May 17, 2011

SF Giants to Make Video For ‘It Gets Better’ Campaign

by Accidental Bear

SF pride creeps in at the most unlikely places. Our own jock wearing baseball champions are going to embrace their local community which includes a large LGBT population. Of course those with a beard fetish hopes Brian “Fear the Beard” Wilson will be included in video for our viewing pleasure ( Ring ring ring, “Is Brian there? ” , ” Hi, I’m calling from Playgirl” ) Now that’s a petition someone needs to get on.


The San Francisco Giants will become the first professional sports team to jump into the burgeoning anti-homophobia campaign with an upbeat “It Gets Better” video designed to bring hope to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people.

While celebrities, politicians and everyday people have posted more than 10,000 “It Gets Better” videos to YouTube to build awareness of the continuing problem of gay suicide and anti-gay bullying, no teams in the pro sports world have stepped forward to produce a video. READ MORE

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February 22, 2011

It Gets Better – Judith Light

by Accidental Bear

“Angela is an ad agency executive at Wallace and McQuade Advertising, the 12th largest advertising agency in New York City. Now divorced from Michael Bower, Angela shares her two-story cape cod home with her rambunctious son, Jonathan L. Bower and her mother Mona Robinson who lives in a rear apartment.”Who’s the Boss

February 8, 2011

It gets better: A music video by Rebecca Drysdale

by Accidental Bear

Can you ever get to much of a movement called


December 22, 2010

Being ” Different” Makes a Difference

by Accidental Bear

With our communities “It Gets Better” campaign in full effect, I have also been softened to the feelings of our queer youths. I have often been called “different” and have often responded in a F*** You manner in an auto self defense mechanism. But in my ripe old age I wear “different” as a badge of honor. I mean, who wants to be regular? Who remembers regular people after they’re 6 feet under?

If our world was a homogenized vanilla water downed mess, I would be quite bored. Through technology our universe has become much smaller. We brush elbows with our gay brothers and sisters in India or South Africa just as easily if they were across the street. This making diversity at an all time high and unfortunately some could argue, tolerance at an all time low (my must we go backwards, isn’t it common knowledge that it’s harder to swim up stream?)

The most wonderfully influential people of recorded history have always stood out as corky, bizare, “other than”, with cause, fighting for a something , yet to be worthy by the majority (such as civil rights). Who remembers those “vanilla” artist that have no unique traits, but molded but talent agencies ( one hit wonders). From my childhood I remember Cyndi Laupers checkered board hair, Elvis‘ swaying hips, Willie Nelsons stringy beard, Elton Johns unimaginable looks, Sid Viscous and Johnny Rotten ( my heros from 1986-1990), Boy George (expanding my mind of gender) and Vincent Vangough guiding me with the strength of paint brush. You cannot create ” different”, it just is. Plus being “different” can be financially rewarding, just saying. Who’s got bank?

different |ˈdif(ə)rənt|adjective1 not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality: you can play this game in different ways. | ( different from/than) the car is different from anything else on the market.• informal novel and unusual : try something deliciously different.

2 distinct; separate : on two different occasions.

To those pictured below, you made it known to me that different was A-O-KAY! Celebrate diversity!

I didn’t mean this to be a public service announcement but,

It REALLY Does Get Better!

( if this bitter queen believes, so can you! )

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