Sunday, October 10, 2010

Howard Bragman: It Gets Better

After a rash of recent suicides, columnist Dan Savage has launched a youtube campaign inviting "gay adults to tell stories about having transcended the tortures of youth," according to The New York Times. "In countless videos, lesbians and gay men — including Project Runway’s Tim Gunn — bare their souls, share their triumphs and make that simple promise: It gets better."

Here's one of the videos by Flint Expatriate Howard Bragman, a public relations specialist who has advised Cameron Diaz and Paula Abdul:


  1. Very nice post. It's a great campaign and really important to hear that it gets better. Anyone who has ever been marginalized should have this compassion.

  2. Well said, Howard! Now we need you to come up with a PR campaign for Flint. It wouldn't be easy, but I think you could pull it off.

  3. Help raise money for THE TREVOR PROJECT by purchasing an IT GETS BETTER t-shirt. Your support can make a difference in the fight against gay youth suicide.


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