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The Resource It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living, edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller

It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living, edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller

Label
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living
Title
It gets better
Title remainder
coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years
Summary
A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years
Tone
Award
  • Rainbow List, 2012.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
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393769
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
306.76/6/0835
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Savage, Dan
  • Miller, Terry
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True
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  • Gay teenagers
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Bullying
  • Quality of life
  • Happiness
Target audience
adult
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coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living
Label
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living, edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction / Dan Savage -- A message from President Barack Obama / by Barack Obama -- You will find your people / by Laurel Slongwhite -- The life almost lost / by Bruce Ortiz -- In the early morning rain / by Jennifer Finney Boylan -- Something has changed within me / by Gregory Maguire -- Action makes it better / by Urvashi Vaid -- You are a rubber band, my friend / by Brinae Lois Gaudet -- God believes in you / by Bishop Gene Robinson -- The person worth fighting for is you / by Alex R. Orue -- A message from Ellen DeGeneres / by Ellen DeGeneres -- Life unfolds exactly as it should (but not as you planned) / by Sean Blane and David Rosen -- It gets better for a British soldier / by Lance Corporal James Wharton -- Getting stronger and staying alive / by Gabrielle Rivera -- Coming out of the Shtetl: gay Orthodox Jews / by Marc Tannen -- Going back in / by Michael Cunningham -- And the Emmy goes to.../ by Barbara Gaines -- A message from US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- This I know for sure / by A. Y. Daring -- It gets better Broadway / by Members of the Broadway and New York Theater Community -- Rockin' the flannel shirt / by Krissy Mahan -- How it got better for an ordained Christian minister / by Professor Stephen V. Sprinkle -- Out of darkness / by Philip Deal -- I was a teenage lesbian by Alison Bechdel -- Something special / by Sia Furler -- The dinner party / by Adam Roberts -- What I wish I knew / by Ivan Coyote -- Freedom from fear / by Michael Feinstein -- A Message from Prime Minister David Cameron -- You will meet people who celebrate you / by Jenn and Erika Wagner-Martin -- An identity unfolded / by Mark Ramirez -- A message from Suze Orman -- Brothers: it gets better / by Lenox Magee, Rannon Harris, David Dodd, and Kean Ray -- Drop dead, warlock / by David Sedaris -- Gwendolyn gone / by Meshell Ndegeocello -- Growing Up Gay... and KINKY / by Dart -- The biggest gift / by Stewart Taylor -- A message from Senator Al Franken / by Al Franken -- Transsexual prairie girl / by Tamsyn Waterhouse -- Art from rage / by Jake Shears -- It gets better / by Bashar Makhay -- Too good to be true / by Cameron Tuttle -- Journey to a better life / by Juan Carlos Galan, MS -- The gay guy in the band / by Kevin Samual Yee -- Will I grow up to be Paul Lynde? / by Andy Cohen -- Finding who I am / by Hunter Adeline Brady -- Community / by Chaz Bono -- A message from Nancy Pelosi / by Nancy Pelosi -- Gunn's golden rules / by Tim Gunn -- Perfect, just the way you are / by Darren Hayes -- Where happiness is / by Natalie Sperry Mandelin -- Not-normal / by Michael K. Wells -- Born this way by Perez Hilton -- Darn it / by Kate Clinton -- Look at the moon / by Agustin Cepeda -- Critical shifts / by Jesse Barnes -- For Aideybear / by Ava Dodge -- A message from John Berry / by John Berry -- The show must go on / by Kyle Dean Massey -- Survival Tools / by Ellen Forney -- Dear Uncle Ronnie / by randy roberts potts -- My office wall / by Trevor Corneil -- Keep on livin' / by J. D. Samson -- It gets better because you're a little different / by Dave Holmes -- Unapologetically, me / by Demetrius Gittens -- A collective voice / by Gabe Milligan-Green, Addy Cahill, and Russell Peck -- I didn't always wear a tuxedo / by Murray Hill -- How I got over / by Tuan N'Gai -- A "better" evolution / by Joseph Odysseus Mastro -- Save yourself, save the world / by Khris Brown -- Becoming an authentic person / by Nicholas Wheeler -- On the other side / by Jay A. Foxworthy and Bryan Leffew -- Bully me / by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum -- To the bullies / by Tristan Jackson (TJ) -- The good fight / by Kristel Yoneda -- A message from Kevin Hague / by Kevin Hague -- Haters can't hate someone who loves themselves, and if they do, who cares / by Lynn Breedlove -- Not playing at a cinema near you / by Rebecca Brown -- From "faggot" to field biologist / by Christopher A. Schmitt -- It got better / by Stephen D. Lorimor -- Our parents as allies / by Lawrence Gullo, Fyodor Pavlov, Eileen Charbonneau, and Ed Gullo -- Lesbian teacher believes in you / by Kristin Rivers -- Stepping off the sidelines -- by Wayne Knaub -- My own worst enemy / by Jessica Leshnoff -- You are a beloved child of God / by Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson -- Transgendered and self-educated in Maine / by Jean Vermette -- The power of "You" / by Luan Legacy -- It gets better for small towners, too / by Dwayne Steward -- To me: with love and squalor / by Terry Galloway -- Happiness is inevitable / by Henry Winfiele -- Wish I'd been sassier! / by Brian Gallivan -- Protect and serve loves Semper Fidelis / by J. D. Davis and Allen D. Stone -- The doors of acceptance / by Shaun Ridgway -- Hope out of tragedy / by Matthew Anthony Houck -- Patience makes perfect... sense / by Angelo D'Agostino -- Christian LGBT kids: you're part of the plan / by Raven Mardirosian -- Terrible day / by Patrick Murphy -- The worst of both worlds / by Michelle Faid -- Closets on fire / by Anthony Antoine -- The King brothers / by Dick and Mark S. King -- Community found / by Taylor Bailey -- From scared to proud: the journey of a gay medical student / by Jake Kleinman -- Authentic self / by Sara Sperling -- You can live a life that's worth living / by Kate Bornstein -- Epilogue / by Terry Miller
Control code
ocn690088227
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 338 p.
Isbn
9780525952336
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)690088227
Label
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living, edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Publication
Contents
Introduction / Dan Savage -- A message from President Barack Obama / by Barack Obama -- You will find your people / by Laurel Slongwhite -- The life almost lost / by Bruce Ortiz -- In the early morning rain / by Jennifer Finney Boylan -- Something has changed within me / by Gregory Maguire -- Action makes it better / by Urvashi Vaid -- You are a rubber band, my friend / by Brinae Lois Gaudet -- God believes in you / by Bishop Gene Robinson -- The person worth fighting for is you / by Alex R. Orue -- A message from Ellen DeGeneres / by Ellen DeGeneres -- Life unfolds exactly as it should (but not as you planned) / by Sean Blane and David Rosen -- It gets better for a British soldier / by Lance Corporal James Wharton -- Getting stronger and staying alive / by Gabrielle Rivera -- Coming out of the Shtetl: gay Orthodox Jews / by Marc Tannen -- Going back in / by Michael Cunningham -- And the Emmy goes to.../ by Barbara Gaines -- A message from US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton -- This I know for sure / by A. Y. Daring -- It gets better Broadway / by Members of the Broadway and New York Theater Community -- Rockin' the flannel shirt / by Krissy Mahan -- How it got better for an ordained Christian minister / by Professor Stephen V. Sprinkle -- Out of darkness / by Philip Deal -- I was a teenage lesbian by Alison Bechdel -- Something special / by Sia Furler -- The dinner party / by Adam Roberts -- What I wish I knew / by Ivan Coyote -- Freedom from fear / by Michael Feinstein -- A Message from Prime Minister David Cameron -- You will meet people who celebrate you / by Jenn and Erika Wagner-Martin -- An identity unfolded / by Mark Ramirez -- A message from Suze Orman -- Brothers: it gets better / by Lenox Magee, Rannon Harris, David Dodd, and Kean Ray -- Drop dead, warlock / by David Sedaris -- Gwendolyn gone / by Meshell Ndegeocello -- Growing Up Gay... and KINKY / by Dart -- The biggest gift / by Stewart Taylor -- A message from Senator Al Franken / by Al Franken -- Transsexual prairie girl / by Tamsyn Waterhouse -- Art from rage / by Jake Shears -- It gets better / by Bashar Makhay -- Too good to be true / by Cameron Tuttle -- Journey to a better life / by Juan Carlos Galan, MS -- The gay guy in the band / by Kevin Samual Yee -- Will I grow up to be Paul Lynde? / by Andy Cohen -- Finding who I am / by Hunter Adeline Brady -- Community / by Chaz Bono -- A message from Nancy Pelosi / by Nancy Pelosi -- Gunn's golden rules / by Tim Gunn -- Perfect, just the way you are / by Darren Hayes -- Where happiness is / by Natalie Sperry Mandelin -- Not-normal / by Michael K. Wells -- Born this way by Perez Hilton -- Darn it / by Kate Clinton -- Look at the moon / by Agustin Cepeda -- Critical shifts / by Jesse Barnes -- For Aideybear / by Ava Dodge -- A message from John Berry / by John Berry -- The show must go on / by Kyle Dean Massey -- Survival Tools / by Ellen Forney -- Dear Uncle Ronnie / by randy roberts potts -- My office wall / by Trevor Corneil -- Keep on livin' / by J. D. Samson -- It gets better because you're a little different / by Dave Holmes -- Unapologetically, me / by Demetrius Gittens -- A collective voice / by Gabe Milligan-Green, Addy Cahill, and Russell Peck -- I didn't always wear a tuxedo / by Murray Hill -- How I got over / by Tuan N'Gai -- A "better" evolution / by Joseph Odysseus Mastro -- Save yourself, save the world / by Khris Brown -- Becoming an authentic person / by Nicholas Wheeler -- On the other side / by Jay A. Foxworthy and Bryan Leffew -- Bully me / by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum -- To the bullies / by Tristan Jackson (TJ) -- The good fight / by Kristel Yoneda -- A message from Kevin Hague / by Kevin Hague -- Haters can't hate someone who loves themselves, and if they do, who cares / by Lynn Breedlove -- Not playing at a cinema near you / by Rebecca Brown -- From "faggot" to field biologist / by Christopher A. Schmitt -- It got better / by Stephen D. Lorimor -- Our parents as allies / by Lawrence Gullo, Fyodor Pavlov, Eileen Charbonneau, and Ed Gullo -- Lesbian teacher believes in you / by Kristin Rivers -- Stepping off the sidelines -- by Wayne Knaub -- My own worst enemy / by Jessica Leshnoff -- You are a beloved child of God / by Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson -- Transgendered and self-educated in Maine / by Jean Vermette -- The power of "You" / by Luan Legacy -- It gets better for small towners, too / by Dwayne Steward -- To me: with love and squalor / by Terry Galloway -- Happiness is inevitable / by Henry Winfiele -- Wish I'd been sassier! / by Brian Gallivan -- Protect and serve loves Semper Fidelis / by J. D. Davis and Allen D. Stone -- The doors of acceptance / by Shaun Ridgway -- Hope out of tragedy / by Matthew Anthony Houck -- Patience makes perfect... sense / by Angelo D'Agostino -- Christian LGBT kids: you're part of the plan / by Raven Mardirosian -- Terrible day / by Patrick Murphy -- The worst of both worlds / by Michelle Faid -- Closets on fire / by Anthony Antoine -- The King brothers / by Dick and Mark S. King -- Community found / by Taylor Bailey -- From scared to proud: the journey of a gay medical student / by Jake Kleinman -- Authentic self / by Sara Sperling -- You can live a life that's worth living / by Kate Bornstein -- Epilogue / by Terry Miller
Control code
ocn690088227
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 338 p.
Isbn
9780525952336
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)690088227

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