"But gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied. Many of these kids have homophobic parents who believe that they can prevent their gay children from growing up to be gay--or from ever coming out--by depriving them of information, resources, and positive role models."
Dan has started a YouTube channel called "It Gets Better" in which he has posted a video telling kids to wait it out until they're out of school. He and his normally camera-shy husband Terry talk about their school experiences--which included bullying--and how they're so glad they stuck it out to have the lives they're enjoying today.
"We both went to Christian schools and we were both bullied--he had it a lot worse than I did--and we are living proof that it gets better. We don't dwell too much on the past. Instead, we talk mostly about all the meaningful things in our lives now--our families, our friends (gay and straight), the places we've gone and things we've experienced--that we would've missed out on if we'd killed ourselves then. "You gotta give 'em hope," Harvey Milk said."
Dan's video is below the cut.