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  Conservative Elected Officials Release "It Gets Better" Video
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Oct 22, 2011 07:08pm
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AuthorDan Savage
News DateFriday, October 21, 2011 05:30:00 PM UTC0:0

The video was released by Canadian conservatives—no national conservative elected official or leader in the United States has been able to bring himself or herself to say "please don't kill yourselves" to LGBT kids. But my Canadian readers aren't buying it:


I am trying (but struggling very much) to be positive about Canadian cabinet minister Vic Toews' appearance in an "It Gets Better" video. The video was posted by Conservative staffers and Members of Parliament in the wake of Jamie Hubley's suicide this week in Ottawa. One side of me is glad. The other side is enraged. Toews, having repeatedly sought votes by peddling fear and homophobia, now has the gall to tell us that it gets better? The patronizing bastard.

I think that maybe it will get better when hypocrites like him stop telling our neighbours and colleagues how we are a threat to their communities and families. And he pretends to wonder where the hate and bullying comes from? What a ****ing miserable prick. To me, It Gets Better is supposed to be a source of positive energy and I hate to be a downer, but...
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