Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Gay Cop, Gay Marine It Gets Better": Porno or PSA?

When my eyes stumbled upon the title of this video, for a split second I thought I had accidentally googled YouPorn instead of YouTube. Porno, no. PSA, yes. What a wonderful service to the public it is, too. Real adults sharing their real stories to help real kids feel good and normal and healthy just the way they are. Dan Savage is brilliant. I love his books The Kid, The Commitment, and Skipping Toward Gomorrah. I love his commentary on Real Time With Bill Maher and This American Life. But he's outdone himself with this It Gets Better Project. By starting this project, he is saving the lives of so many kids. And educating us that humans come in a diverse array of genders and sexual inclinations. Just as we're tall, short, fat, skinny, dark haired, light haired, and everything in between, some of us feel like men, some of us feel like women, some of us feel in between, some of us love men, some of us love women, some of us love both, and everything in between. What a beautiful spectrum of humanity are we.