Texas City Councilor on Teen Bullying

A reader sent the following to me via email:

Not sure if this is something you’d post on your blog but I thought it was honorable and gutsy for a City Councilor to speak up and speak out about teen bullying and suicide. It’s a topic I don’t think is brought up enough. Please consider sharing this.

I’d seen this video on Facebook. It’s a very powerful clip of a city councilor somewhere in Texas, speaking in the aftermath of the recent rash of bullying-induced teen suicides, talking about his own struggles growing up as a gay teen and urging young people today to hang in there because “it gets better.” To the reader who recommended it, thanks for doing that. It is a very important topic:


One Response to Texas City Councilor on Teen Bullying

  1. DMG says:

    This video is likely part of the larger “It Gets Better Project” found at http://www.itsgetsbetter.com which supports the pledge: “Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I’ll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I’ll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that “It Gets Better.”

    On the site are videos made by all sorts of people from celebrities to regular folks with the message that it does get better. There are also resources for kids, parents and others that need help or are looking for ways to support their communities.