Queerty is better as a member
I call bullshit on Mr. Pratchenko’s defense. This part, in particular, is galling:
By not specifically using the terms ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ or ‘LGBT,’ Nick was trying to include all classes of people that have gone through bullying. Also, the entire point of the ‘It Gets Better’ project in general is to promote a positive message so it’s really not surprising in the least for the video to not include the term ‘suicide’ considering the negative connotations that follow it.
Straight washing and ignoring the fact that the “It Gets Better” campaign was started by a gay man to help LGBTQ kids cope with anti-gay bullying, in order to try and curb suicides amongst that same group, is patently absurd.
The “it gets better” campaign has always had a “flakey” self serving element about it..and now it’s used to “race wash” a bunch of bigots….cue the surprise…
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