The "It gets Better'" campaign is really the "Man Up Campaign," but understandably; they couldn't name it that.There is nothing anyone can do about High School teasing; it happens to everyone even the "popular" kids get it as everyone is really out to step on someone, anyone else for "sweeties," the sweeties being...I have no idea. They are kids, their minds aren't developed. You might as well go to a mental ward and expect complete lucidity and prudent fore thought. I'd be willing to expect that the mental patients would get closer to that than High School children; the mental ward patients are on medication.
I happen to believe that High Schools can be helped; they need to be more institutionalized. They are really right now, just a holding tank for kids until the final bell rings, no morals or values are being instilled. Sure, that's their parents job, but their parents aren't doing it. If their parents aren't doing it, who's doing it?
So if they go to a crappy school with a lackadaisical under paid staff, an over emphasis on sports, an under emphasis on academics, a dumbed down to the bare bones curriculum, no real rule system in place, a very VERY lax dress code in place, and no attention paid to values and morals of course they are going to act like ******! With no one really setting out to change it and it being a momentous task, which will take time, the "It Gets Better Campaign," is telling kids: "DON'T KILL YOURSELF....wait until you graduate, see how life is away from mentally unsound troglodytes who are also victims themselves, but probably pretty stupid besides it."
If you listened to music about tearing people up, watched movies about tearing people up, and played games about tearing people up, would you want to?
Now, the good schools lacking the Public School Syndrome (even though I'd imagine there are still a host of problems even in them), IGB is saying, the time will come when social functions are more inclusive, when politically and socially your sexuality will be more accepted. Look at all the progress we are seeing politically. But even with international gay marriage, the teasing may not stop in High School. If the voices say tease, they will, but the self esteem of gay youth will rise. So, just as the nerd, geek, soft speaker, goth population, "weirdo",....bad dresser, emo guy....whatever, have survived until graduation day and did ok, so will the gay kids.
It gets better only with a supportive environment? Are you fucking kidding me? If that's the case, you might as well mail guns to every gay living in a rural environment or every woman working in America under men, lol. Sometimes you have to "Make it better, for yourself," that is all IGB is telling kids.