We would like to invite you to feature in Victoria University's very own 'It Gets Better' YouTube video!
We invite you as a student or staff member to tell your story and send a message of hope and empowerment to young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI). Your part in the video may help those questioning their sexuality and let them know that things will get better.
The original concept for the project originated in the United States as a response to the number of students who committed suicide as a result of bullying and homophobia. Syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage initially created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller. The video was created to inspire hope for young people facing harassment, as a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBTQI youth that it does get better.
The It Gets Better Project™ is now a global movement that has inspired more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organisations, activists, politicians and media personalities. Some of these include US President Barack Obama, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Peter Helliar, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Rudd, the staff of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Monash University, Latrobe University. For more information, visit the It Gets Better website.
Dates for filming the VU video have been set for 28 and 29 September 2012.
Contact: Eko Hermawan, VU Access and Communication Coordinator