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On Tuesday, February 21 at 11pm, both MTV and LOGO will air a special, hour-long program, It Gets Better, which is a response to the recent and tragic suicides in the LGBT community related to bullying in schools. Dan Savage, co-creator of the It Gets Better Project and host of the upcoming MTV series Savage U, will have a key role in the special, and stars such as Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Margaret Cho, Chaz Bono, Vinny Guadagnino and Tim Mcllarth and Brandon Barnes of Rise Against will make appearances as well.
Savage, along with his partner Terry Miller, made a youtube video in September 2010 to try and encourage suffering LGBT youth to just make it through the teen years because it does, indeed, get better. This transformed into the It Gets Better Project, which has since inspired over 30,000 user responses, including ones from President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, and many more.
It Gets Better will focus on three young people struggling for acceptance: a young man afraid to tell his family that he’s gay, a girl fighting for acceptance from her parents for being a lesbian, and a transgender man about to get married.
Be sure to tune in to Logo at 11 pm February 21.