Singer/songwriter Jewel expresses her sorrow and support for young people being bullied at school because of their sexual orientation. Her first love was a gay boy, who was made to leave home at an early age by his parents after he came out to them. She says, “Nobody should feel bad about themselves because of the way they were born”. And she says her gay and lesbian friends are some of the most genuine because of what they’ve had to endure. Jewel says, “Be loud and be proud! It gets better.”

Take the pledge at It Gets Better Project: THE PLEDGE: We are the kids who were bullied because of who we are or who we were perceived to be. We have at times lost hope or struggled to imagine our future places in the world. We are friends, family, and allies of anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t fit in. And we are now happy, healthy, successful adults, of all sexual orientations, who have seen that It Gets Better.


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