I really like the “It Gets Better” campaign. I know that not everyone does and there may be some validity to that — after all, bandwagons are easy to jump on, and often lead to glossing over of the more complicated issues. But I really do believe that this campaign will be helpful to kids. At least one kid.
I had a hard time as a kid. I had a hard time in high school – and I wasn’t even gay (though Lizz is awfully close to….) There was a time when I got picked on, and a time when I probably made other kids’ lives more difficult than they needed to be. But when I look back, all I can say is “thank God it gets better.”
So maybe it’s oversimplified. Maybe it won’t solve the bigger issues. But sometimes all you need is a little hope and a little understanding.