(ETA: DAMNIT! I still can’t figure out how to embed videos. I’ll try to fix this later, but for now I’ll just put the links in)
(E again TA: Richard fixed the embedding! Yay! Thanks again, Richard!)
(3rd edit: adding the above edit borked the embedding again. Sorry. I’ll try to fix this at some point over the next day or two.)
I’ve mentioned before how much I freakin’ love Dan Savage, and especially his “It Gets Better” campaign to bring hope to GLBT teens being bullied in high school. This week’s episode of the Savage Love podcast highlighted a related song by Rebecca Drysdale; as soon as the episode was over I went to YouTube to find the video, which I wanted to share with you!
Having been bullied all through high school myself for being a swot and a teacher’s pet, I especially appreciate the shout-out at the end to the straight kids who also get victimised. I can’t imagine how much worse I would have had it if I’d been a lesbian swot and teacher’s pet, though.
While we’re on the topic, here’s the “It Gets Better Canada” video:
I think I love Rick Mercer even more than I love Dan Savage! In fact, here’s more on the same theme from Rick, just because he’s lovely: