Even before I lined up to purchase my hard-copy edition of the It Gets Better anthology, I gathered with my thoughts and flip camera to consider what messages of hope I could impart on LGBT youth facing a world of opportunities I never knew and haunting challenges that remain all too close to the surface.
Like all autobiographical work, I wanted my short video to be authentic and compelling. I also have the pressure of facing Dan Savage who will keynote the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Spring Luncheon Monday, May 2. As the mastermind behind the brilliant It Gets Better project, Dan's opinion matters. I certainly hope my meager contribution to this much-needed advocacy movement meets his and his audience's expectations, but you can be the judge of that. An essay format of my submission follows and the video is posted at itgetsbetter.org/video/entry/yboip3suuie/.
I want to speak to the tens of thousands of gay teens who will learn this year that they are HIV-positive.
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