Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"It Gets Better" in SecondLife

 
The It Gets Better Project (url) was created in first life to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The project was initiated by the gay activist, syndicated sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage together with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing harassment.

I was happy to note, during my wanderings at the Second Pride festival sims yesterday, that this worthwhile project has now also spread into SecondLife. Although in a different format, posters instead of videos, the message resounding from them is loud and clear and will hopefully help young people in SecondLife that they are not alone and that things actually will get better.

You will find the It Gets Better booth in the Buenos Aires shopping district.

Here are a few of the individual testimonials.
The Yifus
Ra Deemster
Mirco Dinzeo, fabulous underwear creator (among many other things)
The always delightful Kharissa Indigo (SP2012 board member)
DJ Cupric "The Coop" Router and Jagger Naughton
Last - but not least - my brother in-law Jeb Nicholls, making the family proud

2 comments :

  1. Bock

    thank you for the wonderful comments on this project. It has been a heartfelt experience putting this display together. I am hoping that others will want to add their words/voices to the SL project.

    Petr

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    1. Thank you, Petr, for giving me one of the high-points of this years Pride. I share your hopes for future success of this project!

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