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White House Staff: It Gets Better
From a News Release
2010-12-21

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In recent weeks, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Administration officials recorded their own video messages to give support to young people who are being bullied because of their sexual orientation. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/itgetsbetter.

Inspired by President Obama's It Gets Better video, several LGBT White House staffers decided to add their voices to the project. President Obama has more LGBT appointees than any previous administration and he is committed to making his administration reflect the diversity of our nation.

If you're a young person who's been bullied or harassed by your peers, or you're a parent or teacher who knows a young person being bullied or harassed, here are a few resources that can help you:

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LBGTQ youth by providing resources and a nationwide, 24 hour hotline. If you are considering suicide or need help, call: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

BullyingInfo.org

BullyingInfo.org is a project of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) focused on providing tools and resources for youth, parents, teachers and mental health providers to prevent and address bullying.

It Gets Better Project

President Obama's video and Vice President Biden's video are just a couple of the thousands of videos submitted by people across the country to inspire and encourage LGBT youth who are struggling. You can watch more videos at ItGetsBetterProject.com .

For even more information and resources visit or call:

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)

Karine Jean-Pierre is a Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs


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