Music superstar Ciara and reality star and new bride LaLa are speaking out against anti-gay bullying in schools and lending their voices to support LGBTQ youth who are victims because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
"It Gets Better" is a video project created by sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage and his husband to spread the message to LGBTQ youth who are at risk for depression and suicide due to anti-gay bullying. The recent death of fifteen-year-old Indiana teen Billy Lucas sparked the idea for the YouTube project that invites LGBT people all over the world to record videos of hope for LGBTQ identified teens.
"You have to know that your life is in your hands and you control your destiny", says Ciara. "You determine your destiny...you're in total control."
I know today it can seem like the worst thing in the world...the pressure of being in high school and trying to fit in, but believe me when I tell you it does get better," adds LaLa.
This is an amazing and much needed project. America's Next Top Model mentor and openly gay Jay Manuel has also uploaded a message to LGBTQ teens. These videos can save lives. Upload your story here. Watch Jay Manuel's video below: