It Gets Better

How I Told Gay Youth It Gets Better

Donald D'Haene | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Donald D'Haene

A couple of years ago, the Learning Coordinator for Safe Schools asked me if I would be a keynote speaker at their annual Gay Straight Alliance Conference under the theme: It Gets Better. Here's what I said.

Pink Shirt Day: High School Survival

Heather Magee | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Looking back, I'm proud to say I never bullied anyone, but I'm a little regretful I didn't step in to try to help the kids who were being harassed. Of course, any young person reading this post knows this is much easier said than done. Helping out a kid who's being targeted could potentially turn the bullies onto you, right? But I encourage you to somehow find the courage to try.

Coming Out Changed My Life

Cory Ashworth | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Cory Ashworth

At 15, being called Fagboy on the football field happened. Ironically enough, it was a straight kid with immaculate gaydar who gave me that name in high school. I was thankful that the moniker never lasted more than that year, but those words 'Fagboy' have stuck with me ever since. It would take a few handfuls of girlfriends, over two decades of denial and seven full years of hiding on the other side of the planet -- in China -- before I learned to let go of my fear, my shame and the idea that being gay was wrong.

WATCH: RCMP 'It Gets Better'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A powerful video by gay and lesbian RCMP officers in B.C.'s Lower Mainland shares their struggles and personal stories. "There wasn't one single p...

To My Grade 7 Self: Video Targets Teens' Homophobia And Discrimation

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Living

Part of the difficulty of getting older is in discovering how very wrong you were in your younger years -- and how much you wish you could take back a...

Tory MP In 'It Gets Better' Video Called Homosexuality A Sin

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP who once described homosexuality as a sin is refusing to explain his participation in a video honouring a gay teen who was ...

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Already there is speculation as to whether Gaddafi's death will boost the Obama's approval rating, which hit a new low last week of 41 per cent (his popularity soared to 60 per cent after the killing of Osama). I'd bet that Obama won't get too much bounce from this one: The Seal Team 6 operation that destroyed Osama was brave and laudable; by contrast, there was something deeply sickening about seeing the bloodied Gadaffi being set upon by a chanting mob. Reacting to these images, HuffPost contributor Tarek Fatah bemoaned the onset of an Arab Winter. On a less ghoulish note, in a blog published on Tuesday, entitled "Jamie Hubley Didn't Have to Die," lawyer Josh Scheinert implored Canadians to follow the "It Gets Better Project." And then lo and behold, a group of Conservative MPs got together and released an anti-bullying video, in memory of Hubley, entitled guess what? "It Gets Better."

Conservatives' 'It Gets Better' Video Gets Criticized

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada

Earlier this week a group of Conservative MPs and staffers released an anti-bullying video aimed at gay youth and the criticism has been swift. In...