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NYPD 'It Gets Better' Video

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    QUOTE Nov 28, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Thought I'd share this video. The NYPD made a video to go along with the 'it gets better' campaign

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Vi2ZvgKrc
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    QUOTE Nov 28, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=_5Vi2ZvgKrc
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    QUOTE Nov 28, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Put it up twice, not sure if the video is playing, anyone?
  • IceBuckets Posts: 2749
    QUOTE Nov 28, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    Not going to watch it.

    Last thing I need is someone else, who is probably successful, good looking and/or confident, telling me how it's going to get better in my life when thus far, it hasn't gone anywhere since coming out other then disappointment. The people who do this think they are being good role models and examples and can say "look at me! I did it!" - exactly. Look. At. You.
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    QUOTE Nov 28, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    There is the message of look at me, I survived and so can you. But here what makes this a little different is the part of law enforcement/authority figures saying to the LGBT community and LGBT youth, that you aren't alone and there are officers, both straight and gay, and they are encouraging you to reach out.
  • imasrxd Posts: 1290
    QUOTE Nov 28, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    I really like the whole "It Gets Better" campaign. I wish there had been something like that when I was a kid. My two favorites are the President and the Red Sox. I can't imagine having these individuals speaking out for me when I was a struggling kid.



  • metta8 Posts: 21294
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
  • dumb Posts: 1494
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    IceBuckets saidNot going to watch it.

    Last thing I need is someone else, who is probably successful, good looking and/or confident, telling me how it's going to get better in my life when thus far, it hasn't gone anywhere since coming out other then disappointment. The people who do this think they are being good role models and examples and can say "look at me! I did it!" - exactly. Look. At. You.


    Who pissed in your hot cocoa.

    It's actually a really great campaign that helped me through high school. These are not just attractive people, it's relatable people that show you what it's like after the shitstorm of high school.
  • IceBuckets Posts: 2749
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    kevmoran said
    IceBuckets saidNot going to watch it.

    Last thing I need is someone else, who is probably successful, good looking and/or confident, telling me how it's going to get better in my life when thus far, it hasn't gone anywhere since coming out other then disappointment. The people who do this think they are being good role models and examples and can say "look at me! I did it!" - exactly. Look. At. You.


    Who pissed in your hot cocoa.

    It's actually a really great campaign that helped me through high school. These are not just attractive people, it's relatable people that show you what it's like after the shitstorm of high school.

    I'm not saying it doesn't have it's uses.

    I just think that a lot of the videos get caught up and paint an unrealistic picture for a lot of gay people for after they come out.
  • calibro Posts: 8888
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    IceBuckets said
    kevmoran said
    IceBuckets saidNot going to watch it.

    Last thing I need is someone else, who is probably successful, good looking and/or confident, telling me how it's going to get better in my life when thus far, it hasn't gone anywhere since coming out other then disappointment. The people who do this think they are being good role models and examples and can say "look at me! I did it!" - exactly. Look. At. You.


    Who pissed in your hot cocoa.

    It's actually a really great campaign that helped me through high school. These are not just attractive people, it's relatable people that show you what it's like after the shitstorm of high school.

    I'm not saying it doesn't have it's uses.

    I just think that a lot of the videos get caught up and paint an unrealistic picture for a lot of gay people for after they come out.


    if you bothered to watch that video you would learn that many of the people in it didn't have easy coming out experiences, and the point they are making is that you should contact a police officer if you ever need someone to talk to because they want to help you.
  • Sportsfan1 Posts: 447
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    Just watched the whole video and I think it is outstanding. Great job!
  • Dominican_Gen... Posts: 353
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    I used to think I was already insensitive to the whole "it gets better" video. I mean, everybody and his grandma has done one.... But this one is the better I have seen so far. Thanks for posting it.
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    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the feedback guys.
  • theantijock Posts: 8562
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    IceBuckets said
    kevmoran said
    IceBuckets saidNot going to watch it.

    Last thing I need is someone else, who is probably successful, good looking and/or confident, telling me how it's going to get better in my life when thus far, it hasn't gone anywhere since coming out other then disappointment. The people who do this think they are being good role models and examples and can say "look at me! I did it!" - exactly. Look. At. You.


    Who pissed in your hot cocoa.

    It's actually a really great campaign that helped me through high school. These are not just attractive people, it's relatable people that show you what it's like after the shitstorm of high school.

    I'm not saying it doesn't have it's uses.

    I just think that a lot of the videos get caught up and paint an unrealistic picture for a lot of gay people for after they come out.


    I was hoping for the firemen calendar version.

    But also I got a kick out of "Look. At. You."

    Because it never gets so much better that it's gonna make up for whatever pain you've experienced. Continuing life does not unburden the cross to bear it just prolongs the pain but it does make it more bearable. And for the most part, well, at least until you hit your 50s, you will find support within the gay community that you didn't have earlier when everyone was too busy fending for themselves.

    Fortunately I'm told then when I hit my mid 60s I won't give a shit what even the gay community thinks anymore so I've just got another 10 years left of this.

    So it does get better. But then it gets worse. But then it gets better again. You just gotta ride it out. And they're trying to lend you a hand.

    Oh look, it just got better again...
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    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    Yeah, if it were shirtless calendar firemen, I don't think I'd be listening to a word they said. Defeats the message...but wait, what was I talking about...firemen?
  • theantijock Posts: 8562
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    wallcrawler83 saidYeah, if it were shirtless calendar firemen, I don't think I'd be listening to a word they said. Defeats the message...but wait, what was I talking about...firemen?


    Hey, no one's stopping you guys from competing. In just one generation you could destroy the myth of the donut.
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    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    wallcrawler83 saidYeah, if it were shirtless calendar firemen, I don't think I'd be listening to a word they said. Defeats the message...but wait, what was I talking about...firemen?


    Hey, no one's stopping you guys from competing. In just one generation you could destroy the myth of the donut.



    Myth? Donuts are awesome. But just as Cookie Monster would say, donuts are sometimes food.
  • theantijock Posts: 8562
    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    theantijock said


    Very nice. And not just the fact that he good looking and fit, but that obvious physicality goes a long way in dealing with people who might want to potentially put up a fight.
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    QUOTE Nov 29, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Great vid, shared it on my fb, I know several students in high school that have directly become empowered from the campaign. Having support of the entire community only strengthens it. Thank you for publicly coming out and making a difference.

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    QUOTE Dec 03, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    oceanboy11 saidGreat vid, shared it on my fb, I know several students in high school that have directly become empowered from the campaign. Having support of the entire community only strengthens it. Thank you for publicly coming out and making a difference.



    That's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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    QUOTE Dec 03, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    IceBuckets said
    kevmoran said
    IceBuckets saidNot going to watch it.

    Last thing I need is someone else, who is probably successful, good looking and/or confident, telling me how it's going to get better in my life when thus far, it hasn't gone anywhere since coming out other then disappointment. The people who do this think they are being good role models and examples and can say "look at me! I did it!" - exactly. Look. At. You.


    Who pissed in your hot cocoa.

    It's actually a really great campaign that helped me through high school. These are not just attractive people, it's relatable people that show you what it's like after the shitstorm of high school.

    I'm not saying it doesn't have it's uses.

    I just think that a lot of the videos get caught up and paint an unrealistic picture for a lot of gay people for after they come out.


    I was hoping for the firemen calendar version.

    But also I got a kick out of "Look. At. You."

    Because it never gets so much better that it's gonna make up for whatever pain you've experienced. Continuing life does not unburden the cross to bear it just prolongs the pain but it does make it more bearable. And for the most part, well, at least until you hit your 50s, you will find support within the gay community that you didn't have earlier when everyone was too busy fending for themselves.

    Fortunately I'm told then when I hit my mid 60s I won't give a shit what even the gay community thinks anymore so I've just got another 10 years left of this.

    So it does get better. But then it gets worse. But then it gets better again. You just gotta ride it out. And they're trying to lend you a hand.

    Oh look, it just got better again...
    Bottom row, kneeling, and painted; guy with flames painted on him is reaching for something to ^^extinguish^^ the heat with his left hand... oh my!
  • buckeyespride Posts: 12
    QUOTE Dec 03, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    I love what the Trevor Project is doing, but I can't help but feel I'm a little old for their target audience. I didn't come out until late in college, and I hadn't even begun to think about life as a gay person in high school. The Trevor Project focuses on high school-aged students, which is probably the most critical audience, but I think that college-aged or older individuals might feel excluded from their videos/stories...almost as if to say "If you're above the age of high school, you should be making these videos to help others, not watching them to help yourself."

    That being said, the Trevor Project and their "It Gets Better" Campaign have been a huge source of support for me - I love watching the videos of people saying how they fought through the rough times, and they encourage, even demand, that you do as well. It's not just the videos, but their helpline as well. This collective experience is awe-inspiring and has truly helped me on numerous occaisions.

    This is a great project, and through sharing as a community we will all get better.
  • Myles_ Posts: 114
    QUOTE Dec 03, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    Everytime I watch these videos I have to fight back tears... I never had a hard coming out experience but I just can't imagine how hard it could be for some... :'(
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    QUOTE Dec 19, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
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    They reposted this version to youtube saying it was better quality, but might as well share it.