Vancouver Frontrunners offer stories of hope in It Gets Better video

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      Vancouver Frontrunners, founded in 1983, is one of the largest running and walking clubs in British Columbia and one of Vancouver's oldest LGBT sports clubs.

      As part of the ongoing It Gets Better project (launched in 2010 by Dan Savage), some of its members decided to share their personal stories of coming out and growing up queer as a message to youth growing up today who may be struggling with issues.

      In the It Gets Better video below, they talk about loneliness, tough times, leaving home, finding supportive people, healing, coming out later in life, why they enjoy running, how life has improved for them, and more.

      Members who are featured in the video include Jag Bilkhu, Clare Hauer, Gar Fisher, Albert Kuriniadi, Stephanie Williams, Trevor Tang, Kai Scott, Mark Rozenberg, and Roger Merkowsky.

      The Vancouver Frontrunners are presenting the ninth annual Vancouver Pride Run and Walk (5 km or 10 km run or walk) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park.

      Afterward, participants can head over to the free Picnic in the Park event at Brockton Oval, featuring family-friendly games, food, and a beer garden at noon.

      For full details, visit the Vancouver Pride website.