Set your DVRs: The “It Gets Better” project is airing a True Life-style hour-long special on both MTV and Logo tonight at 11pm EST.
Dan Savage teamed up with the networks to create the special, which follows three different LGBT teens at different stages of telling the world they’re queer. One is just beginning to come out to his family, another has come out to her parents but is still working with them to establish a deeper understanding of gay issues, and the last is a transgender man about to get married to his female partner (photo at right).
“What you see in the special are all these young people who are at different stages of the coming out process, making it better for themselves using their own power to change and transform their lives,” Savage told MTV News.
And what would an MTV special be without celebrity guest stars? Expect to see messages from Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Margaret Cho, Chaz Bono, Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino and Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears.
You can expect to to see Savage on MTV a lot more come this spring, when his upcoming series, Savage U debuts. The series follows him around to different college campuses, offering a crash course on relationships, responsibility, sex, love and life.