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Events Tue Mar 22 2011

Dan Savage @ Nettelhorst School


Are you Good, Giving and Game? Do you know It Gets Better or could you use some proof? Author and Savage Love advice columnist Dan Savage will be in Chicago tomorrow. He and his husband Terry Miller will be discussing It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living. In response to news reports of the suicides of bullied LGBT teens several months ago, Savage and Miller uploaded a short YouTube video about their lives. The aim was to reach vulnerable gay teens, encourage them to accept themselves and provide living proof that with determination they can design happy lives of their choosing. The video sparked the It Gets Better project, in which over 6000 people uploaded similar videos about their own lives. It Gets Better distills the videos into essay form. Sponsored by Unabridged Bookstore, the reading will be held at Nettelhorst School, 3252 N. Broadway, March 23 at 7pm.

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leah / March 25, 2011 10:36 AM

I think it is worth mentioning that the event was sponsored by Unabridged Bookstore in Boystown. They deserve the shout out for all the hard work they put into the event. Savage wouldn't have come if it wasn't for their amazing bookstore.

Rebecca Hyland / March 25, 2011 1:52 PM

Leah - That is mentioned. Hope you enjoyed the event!

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