In February of 2011 UUCOC worked on a very special Social Justice program.

A number of our members, friends, and members of the community participated in the "It Gets Better Project," a campaign started in response to the many suicides of gay teenagers who had been bullied and mistreated.


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The community was invited to share their "It Gets Better" stories which were videotaped and are being edited and posted on our UUSocialJustice YouTube Channel as well as on the "It Gets Better" website.

Remember: If you need to talk to someone about these issues, you can always call the Trevor Lifeline Project at 1(866)488-7386.


The Pledge:


Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are.
I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors.
I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work.
I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."


The City of Dallas has joined the "It Gets Better" project
- check out their contribution:



Details on this video are available on the Dallas Voice website.


Our Videos:




Jan a long time advocate, talks about how life for GLBT's has improved and how it is continuing to get better. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/GSjiWjABpu0




Eddie tells gay and lesbian youth they are not alone and to persevere because is does get better. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/1OVxPV019wc







Berry C. Talks about his past experience in the military as a demonstration of how it has and is getting better. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/Tmi8B94udkk




Bill O. and Mike C, Married in Dallas. Talks about their families reactions to their coming out and to their commitment to each other. Showing from their lives, "It Does Get Better." If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/_zYIri3yCG8




Rachel, and some parts of her multiple personality self, share their story of trauma, hope, and the power of love. The message applies to both bullied teens and disheartened adults. Find your support, gather your strength, and keep working towards acceptance and fairness for all until "It Gets Better." If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/yppTx2E3o0U




Jay talks about poetic justice as the people who picked on him live in the past. Life got better... and it will for you too. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/vMJmRpr3L0U




Heather, Survivor of teasing, bullying etc... talks about what she held onto in her darkest moments and how life has delivered many blessings for her. Seek support, it gets better. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/y6YwF67ihYc




Nancy, in Dallas, remembers her friend. She talks about the negative effects of homophobia and how unfair our treatment of each other as human beings is. She give examples of how we can make our world more loving and compassionate. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/g0HCNcgEDuY




Shannon shares her vision, passion and experience. She says it gets better to GLBTQI youth and talks about being part of making it better. If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to the YouTube site: http://youtu.be/0k1HQ9X_iW8


IT GETS BETTER PROJECT    www.itgetsbetter.org




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