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'It Gets Better' at Yale University
Students and professors come together and voice their support for the LGBTQ community
May 30 2012 4:39 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
The It Gets Better Project has a new group to count among their allies: the students and professors of Yale University. The LGBTQ community of the New Haven-based university came together and created a video discussing their early encounters and realizations about their sexuality, recounting stories prove to be as entertaining as they are inspriational. The Dan Savage-helmed project, which began in September 2010, has received national recognition and widespread support from celebrities, politicians, and activists from around the world.
George Chauncey, Professor of History and American Studies and a Yale alumni, opens the video by saying, "I never could have imagined that when I graduated that there would be as large and as vibrant and welcoming an LGBT community as there is at Yale today and that so many people welcome gay students here," closing his monologue by saying, "If you are being harassed today, you will find people that treasure you, love you, and respect you for who you are. It does get better."
Watch the video below!