Growing up gay is hard. But it won't always be. We know, because we've all been through it, and now we're the better for it. You will be too. We are a group of friends who wanted to make a video for anyone who is going through bad times, to let you know that life might be rough now, but it gets better. It really does.
This post has been some time in the making. Mid last year Pete sent an email round with the idea to make a video for the It Gets Better Project created by Dan Savage and Terry Miller. The digital campaign was created to prevent bullying and suicide among the gay youth by making a video that tells them "It gets better."
One weekend the seven of us got together to sink a few beers and tell our stories. Which could be any other weekend, but this was different. It was hard. It was sad. We laughed a fair bit. I cried a lot. We had about six tapes of footage. We learnt more about each other and probably more about ourselves. It was cathartic, exhausting but rewarding and worth every minute. I love my friends. I'm so lucky to have them.
If you need to talk, contact Lifeline Australia now on 13 11 14.
To find out more about the 'It Gets Better Project' visit http://www.igba.org.au
View the clip onYoutube