It gets better.
That's the message that syndicated columnist Dan Savage wants to impart to every LGBT teenager who is a victim of bullying.
In response to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a 15-year-old gay teenager from Indiana who hung himself on September 9 after suffering from bullying, Savage started a YouTube channel as a place where people can post videos with messages of hope for LGBT youth.
Hundreds of responses have already been uploaded by individuals who faced similar struggles in their adolescence.
Beginning next week, the Straight will be posting responses to Savage's original video (featuring himself and his camera-shy partner, Terry).
In the meantime, please watch Savage's video below.
It Gets Better: Let's dispel the myth that bullying is a rite of passage
It Gets Better: Hillary Clinton sounds off on bullying and discrimination
It Gets Better: The things you have to overcome often end up being your biggest gifts
It Gets Better: Here's why being gay is totally awesome
It Gets Better: Advice from a father and son
It Gets Better: If Tim Gunn says it, it must be true
It Gets Better: You were born into our family—and we're not going to let you go
It Gets Better: The hardest part of life is being yourself
It Gets Better: There's a bigger, better world out there for you
It Gets Better: Don't let your religious upbringing make you afraid
It Gets Better: Every day is better than the last one
It Gets Better: Life is full of solutions
Dan Savage's It Gets Better project aims to give LGBT teens hope