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It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living / edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller.

Savage, Dan. (Editor). Miller, Terry. (Editor).

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  • ISBN: 9780452297616
  • ISBN: 0452297613
  • Physical Description: x, 338 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Plume, 2012.

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Formatted Contents Note: Introduction / by Dan Savage -- A message from President Barack Obama -- You will find your people / by Laurel Slongwhite -- The life almost lost / by Bruce Ortiz -- In the early morning rain / by Jennifer Finney Boylan -- Something has changed within me / by Gregory Maguire -- Action makes it better / by Urvashi Vaid -- You are a rubber band, my friend / by Brinae Lois Gaudet -- God believes in you / by Bishop Gene Robinson -- The person worth fighting for is you / by Alex R. Orue -- A message from Ellen DeGeneres -- Life unfolds exactly as it should (but not as you planned) / by Sean Blane and David Rosen -- It gets better for a British soldier / by Lance Corporal James Wharton -- Getting stronger and staying alive / by Gabrielle Rivera -- Coming out of the Shtetl : gay Orthodox Jews / by Marc Tannen, Chaim Levin, Ely Winkler, Justin Spiro, Moishie Rabinowitz, and Mordechai Levovitz -- Going back in / by Michael Cunningham -- And the Emmy goes to-- / by Barbara Gaines -- A message from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- This I know for sure / by A. Y. Daring -- It gets better Broadway / by members of the Broadway and New York Theater Community -- Rockin' the flannel shirt / by Krissy Mahan -- How it got better for an ordained Christian minister / by Professor Stephen V. Sprinkle -- Out of darkness / by Philip Deal -- I was a teenage lesbian / by Alison Bechdel -- Something special / by Sia Furler -- The dinner party / by Adam Roberts -- What I wish I knew / by Ivan Coyote -- Freedom from fear / by Michael Feinstein -- A message from Prime Minister David Cameron -- You will meet people who celebrate you / by Jenn and Erika Wagner-Martin -- An identity unfolded / by Mark Ramirez -- A message from Suze Orman -- Brothers : it gets better / by Lenox Magee, Rannon Harris, David Dodd, and Kean Ray -- Drop dead, warlock / by David Sedaris -- Gwendolyn gone / by Meshell Ndegeocello -- Growing up gay ... and Kinky / by Dart -- The biggest gift / by Stewart Taylor -- A message from Senator Al Franken -- Transsexual prairie girl / by Tamsyn Waterhouse -- Art from rage / by Jake Shears -- It gets better (Btkoun Ahsan) / by Bashar Makhay -- Too good to be true / by Cameron Tuttle -- Journey to a better life / by Juan Carlos Galan, MS -- The gay guy in the band / by Kevin Samuel Yee -- Will I grow up to be Paul Lynde? / by Andy Cohen -- Finding who I am / by Hunter Adeline Brady -- Community / by Chaz Bono -- A message from Nancy Pelosi -- Gunn's golden rules / by Tim Gunn -- Perfect, just the way you are / by Darren Hayes -- Where happiness is / by Natalie Sperry Mandelin -- Not-normal / by Michael K. Wells -- Darn it / by Kate Clinton -- Look at the moon / by Agustnín Cepeda -- Critical shifts / by Jesse Barnes -- For Aideybear / by Ava Dodge -- A message from John Berry -- The show must go on / by Kyle Dean Massey -- Survival tools / by Ellen Forney -- Dear Uncle Ronnie / by Randy Roberts Potts -- My office wall / by Trevor Corneil, MD -- Keep on livin' / by J. D. Samson -- It gets better because you're a little different / by Dave Holmes -- Unapologetically, me / by Demetrius Gittens -- A collective voice / by Gabe Milligan-Green, Addy Cahill, and Russell Peck -- I didn't always wear a tuxedo / by Murray Hill -- How I got over / by Tuan N'Gai -- A "better" evolution / by Joseph Odysseus Mastro -- Save yourself, save the world / by Khris Brown -- Becoming an authentic person / by Nicholas Wheeler -- On the other side / by Jay A. Foxworthy and Bryan Leffew -- Bully me / Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum -- To the bullies / by Tristan Jackson -- The good fight / by Kristel Yoneda -- A message from Kevin Hague MP -- Haters can't hate someone who loves themselves, and if they do, who cares / by Lynn Breedlove -- Not playing at a cinema near you / by Rebecca Brown -- From "faggot" to field biologist / by Christopher A. Schmitt, PhD -- It got better / by Stephen D. Lorimor -- Our parents as allies / by Lawrence Gullo, Fyodor Pavlov, Eileen Charbonneau, and Ed Gullo -- Lesbian teacher believes in you / by Kristin Rivers -- Stepping off the sidelines / by Wayne Knaub -- My own worst enemy / by Jessica Leshnoff -- You are a beloved child of God / by Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson -- Transgendered and self-educated in Maine / by Jean Vermette -- The power of "You" / by Luan Legacy -- It gets better for small towners, too / by Dwayne Steward -- To me : with love and squalor / by Terry Galloway -- Happiness is inevitable / by Henry Winfiele -- Wish I'd been sassier! / by Brian Gallivan aka Gay Sassy Friend -- Protect and serve loves Semper Fidelis / by J. D. Davis and Allen D. Stone -- The doors of acceptance / by Shaun Ridgway -- Hope out of tragedy / by Matthew Anthony Houck -- Patience makes perfect-- sense / by Angelo D'Agostino -- Christian LGBT kids : you're part of the plan / by Raven Mardirosian -- Terrible day / by Patrick Murphy -- The worst of both worlds / by Michelle Faid -- Closets on fire / by Anthony Antoine -- The King brothers / by Dick and Mark S. King -- Community found / by Taylor Bailey -- From scared to proud : the journey of a gay medical student / by Jake Kleinman -- Authentic self / by Sara Sperling -- You can live a life that's worth living / by Kate Bornstein -- Epilogue / Terry Miller.
Summary, etc.: "A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many of LGBT teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject: Gay teenagers.
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Bullying.
Quality of life.
Happiness.
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50500. ‡tIntroduction / ‡rby Dan Savage -- ‡tA message from President Barack Obama -- ‡tYou will find your people / ‡rby Laurel Slongwhite -- ‡tThe life almost lost / ‡rby Bruce Ortiz -- ‡tIn the early morning rain / ‡rby Jennifer Finney Boylan -- ‡tSomething has changed within me / ‡rby Gregory Maguire -- ‡tAction makes it better / ‡rby Urvashi Vaid -- ‡tYou are a rubber band, my friend / ‡rby Brinae Lois Gaudet -- ‡tGod believes in you / ‡rby Bishop Gene Robinson -- ‡tThe person worth fighting for is you / ‡rby Alex R. Orue -- ‡tA message from Ellen DeGeneres -- ‡tLife unfolds exactly as it should (but not as you planned) / ‡rby Sean Blane and David Rosen -- ‡tIt gets better for a British soldier / ‡rby Lance Corporal James Wharton -- ‡tGetting stronger and staying alive / ‡rby Gabrielle Rivera -- ‡tComing out of the Shtetl : gay Orthodox Jews / ‡rby Marc Tannen, Chaim Levin, Ely Winkler, Justin Spiro, Moishie Rabinowitz, and Mordechai Levovitz -- ‡tGoing back in / ‡rby Michael Cunningham -- ‡tAnd the Emmy goes to-- / ‡rby Barbara Gaines -- ‡tA message from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- ‡tThis I know for sure / ‡rby A. Y. Daring -- ‡tIt gets better Broadway / ‡rby members of the Broadway and New York Theater Community -- ‡tRockin' the flannel shirt / ‡rby Krissy Mahan -- ‡tHow it got better for an ordained Christian minister / ‡rby Professor Stephen V. Sprinkle -- ‡tOut of darkness / ‡rby Philip Deal -- ‡tI was a teenage lesbian / ‡rby Alison Bechdel -- ‡tSomething special / ‡rby Sia Furler -- ‡tThe dinner party / ‡rby Adam Roberts -- ‡tWhat I wish I knew / ‡rby Ivan Coyote -- ‡tFreedom from fear / ‡rby Michael Feinstein -- ‡tA message from Prime Minister David Cameron -- ‡tYou will meet people who celebrate you / ‡rby Jenn and Erika Wagner-Martin -- ‡tAn identity unfolded / ‡rby Mark Ramirez -- ‡tA message from Suze Orman -- ‡tBrothers : it gets better / ‡rby Lenox Magee, Rannon Harris, David Dodd, and Kean Ray -- ‡tDrop dead, warlock / ‡rby David Sedaris -- ‡tGwendolyn gone / ‡rby Meshell Ndegeocello -- ‡tGrowing up gay ... and Kinky / ‡rby Dart -- ‡tThe biggest gift / ‡rby Stewart Taylor -- ‡tA message from Senator Al Franken -- ‡tTranssexual prairie girl / ‡rby Tamsyn Waterhouse -- ‡tArt from rage / ‡rby Jake Shears -- ‡tIt gets better (Btkoun Ahsan) / ‡rby Bashar Makhay -- ‡tToo good to be true / ‡rby Cameron Tuttle -- ‡tJourney to a better life / ‡rby Juan Carlos Galan, MS -- ‡tThe gay guy in the band / ‡rby Kevin Samuel Yee -- ‡tWill I grow up to be Paul Lynde? / ‡rby Andy Cohen -- ‡tFinding who I am / ‡rby Hunter Adeline Brady -- ‡tCommunity / ‡rby Chaz Bono -- ‡tA message from Nancy Pelosi -- ‡tGunn's golden rules / ‡rby Tim Gunn -- ‡tPerfect, just the way you are / ‡rby Darren Hayes -- ‡tWhere happiness is / ‡rby Natalie Sperry Mandelin -- ‡tNot-normal / ‡rby Michael K. Wells -- ‡tDarn it / ‡rby Kate Clinton -- ‡tLook at the moon / ‡rby Agustnín Cepeda -- ‡tCritical shifts / ‡rby Jesse Barnes -- ‡tFor Aideybear / ‡rby Ava Dodge -- ‡tA message from John Berry -- ‡tThe show must go on / ‡rby Kyle Dean Massey -- ‡tSurvival tools / ‡rby Ellen Forney -- ‡tDear Uncle Ronnie / ‡rby Randy Roberts Potts -- ‡tMy office wall / ‡rby Trevor Corneil, MD -- ‡tKeep on livin' / ‡rby J. D. Samson -- ‡tIt gets better because you're a little different / ‡rby Dave Holmes -- ‡tUnapologetically, me / ‡rby Demetrius Gittens -- ‡tA collective voice / ‡rby Gabe Milligan-Green, Addy Cahill, and Russell Peck -- ‡tI didn't always wear a tuxedo / ‡rby Murray Hill -- ‡tHow I got over / ‡rby Tuan N'Gai -- ‡tA "better" evolution / ‡rby Joseph Odysseus Mastro -- ‡tSave yourself, save the world / ‡rby Khris Brown -- ‡tBecoming an authentic person / ‡rby Nicholas Wheeler -- ‡tOn the other side / ‡rby Jay A. Foxworthy and Bryan Leffew -- ‡tBully me / ‡rRabbi Sharon Kleinbaum -- ‡tTo the bullies / ‡rby Tristan Jackson -- ‡tThe good fight / ‡rby Kristel Yoneda -- ‡tA message from Kevin Hague MP -- ‡tHaters can't hate someone who loves themselves, and if they do, who cares / ‡rby Lynn Breedlove -- ‡tNot playing at a cinema near you / ‡rby Rebecca Brown -- ‡tFrom "faggot" to field biologist / ‡rby Christopher A. Schmitt, PhD -- ‡tIt got better / ‡rby Stephen D. Lorimor -- ‡tOur parents as allies / ‡rby Lawrence Gullo, Fyodor Pavlov, Eileen Charbonneau, and Ed Gullo -- ‡tLesbian teacher believes in you / ‡rby Kristin Rivers -- ‡tStepping off the sidelines / ‡rby Wayne Knaub -- ‡tMy own worst enemy / ‡rby Jessica Leshnoff -- ‡tYou are a beloved child of God / ‡rby Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson -- ‡tTransgendered and self-educated in Maine / ‡rby Jean Vermette -- ‡tThe power of "You" / ‡rby Luan Legacy -- ‡tIt gets better for small towners, too / ‡rby Dwayne Steward -- ‡tTo me : with love and squalor / ‡rby Terry Galloway -- ‡tHappiness is inevitable / ‡rby Henry Winfiele -- ‡tWish I'd been sassier! / ‡rby Brian Gallivan aka Gay Sassy Friend -- ‡tProtect and serve loves Semper Fidelis / ‡rby J. D. Davis and Allen D. Stone -- ‡tThe doors of acceptance / ‡rby Shaun Ridgway -- ‡tHope out of tragedy / ‡rby Matthew Anthony Houck -- ‡tPatience makes perfect-- sense / ‡rby Angelo D'Agostino -- ‡tChristian LGBT kids : you're part of the plan / ‡rby Raven Mardirosian -- ‡tTerrible day / ‡rby Patrick Murphy -- ‡tThe worst of both worlds / ‡rby Michelle Faid -- ‡tClosets on fire / ‡rby Anthony Antoine -- ‡tThe King brothers / ‡rby Dick and Mark S. King -- ‡tCommunity found / ‡rby Taylor Bailey -- ‡tFrom scared to proud : the journey of a gay medical student / ‡rby Jake Kleinman -- ‡tAuthentic self / ‡rby Sara Sperling -- ‡tYou can live a life that's worth living / ‡rby Kate Bornstein -- ‡tEpilogue / ‡rTerry Miller.
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