Georgia Tech says ‘It Gets Better’ [video]

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imageSeveral dozen LGBT and allied Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff and alumni contributed to a video for the It Gets Better Project last month to tell their own stories, talk about equality at the school, and a wide array of ways “It Gets Better.”

Unlike the usually shorter videos in the online campaign against bullying, the Tech project weaves together 20 minutes of experiences that actually include representatives of L, G, B and T, and topics like parent bullying, gender roles, pansexuality, connecting with others, reconciling sexual orientation with faith and finding love are all on the agenda. The campus police chief, deans, program directors and professors all add their voices to students from freshmen to graduate fellows.

imageParticipants also discuss ever-improving acceptance on campus, the need for a dedicated office for the school’s Pride Alliance, resources at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center and an effort to form allies in the Greek system.

Keep an eye out for such alums as Outwrite owner Philip Rafshoon (who became the first gay winner of Georgia Tech’s Legacy Award this year), Atlanta City Council member Alex Wan and American Veterans for Equal Rights President Danny Ingram among the contributors.

Fair warning: You might need a tissue.

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