You may not know who Dan Savage is, but you’ve certainly seen the anti-bullying videos by celebs like [lastfm]Ke$ha[/lastfm], [lastfm]Chris Colfer[/lastfm], and others.
avage is the head of the It Gets Better Project, an organization aimed at helping young gay people cope with the bullying they may experience in school, their neighborhood, or even their own home. Check out Carson’s interview and the alarming statistics after the jump.
Here are the facts:
- 9 out of 10 LGBT students have experienced harassment at school
- LGBT teens are bullied 2 to 3 times as much as straight teens
- More than 1/3 of LGBT kids have attempted to commit suicide
- LGBT kids are 4 times as likely to attempt suicide than our straight peers
If you would like to help out or submit your own video, visit the It Gets Better Project website. Check out videos from [lastfm]Ke$ha[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Chris Colfer[/lastfm] below.