Dan Savage & Terry Miller: It Gets Better
The It Gets Better Project began with a short video, posted on YouTube by Stranger editor and columnist Dan Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, as a way of reaching out to lesbian, gay, bi and transgendered youth after the suicides of a number of young people who'd been bullied committed suicide. The phenomenal responsenow more than 10,000 videos posted by adults (including Tim Gunn, Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama) and teens telling their life stories and sending encouragementis testament that it does get better. KUOW reporter Liz Jones interviews Savage and Miller about the project's beginning and their new book, It Gets Better. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with the Stranger and Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
$100 pre-event reception tickets include a copy of the book; proceeds benefit the "It Gets Better Project" a nonprofit (501c 3) which reaches out to Lesbian Gay Bi Trans youth via the Internet, offering support and connecting them to resources such as the Trevor Project and GLSEN. www.itgetsbetter.org (RECEPTION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM).
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