Michael Urie, Darren Hayes Speak Out For ‘It Gets Better’ Campaign

September 30th, 2010 // Leave a Comment

Michael Urie, Perez Hilton, Darren Hayes and many more celebrities have joined many individuals who have posted videos to Dan Savage‘s ‘It Gets Better’ YouTube page, giving words of encouragement for teens and young adults who feel the pressure within their lives for being part of the GLBT community.

13-year-olds Asher Brown and Seth Walsh, 15-year-old Billy Lucas, and Rutgers University Student Tyler Clementi sadly all committed suicide this week. All four boys were tormented and humiliated by their peers for being gay.

“Bullies aren’t bullies forever,” says Urie, “and these hard times will eventually go away and be replaced by great times.”

The actor, who now resides in New York, even shares some of his own story. “I was very lucky. I’m from Texas. I had a lot of support growing up,” he says. “I was never made to feel like who I was was not okay. I had places to turn. I know that’s not true for everybody. If you feel like there’s no one to talk to, keep looking.”

Check out Hayes’ video after the jump!


Michael Urie, Perez Hilton, Darren Hayes and many more celebrities have joined many individuals who have posted videos to Dan Savage‘s ‘It Gets Better’ YouTube page, giving words of encouragement for teens and young adults who feel the pressure within their lives for being part of the GLBT community.13-year-olds Asher Brown and Seth Walsh, 15-year-old Billy Lucas, and Rutgers University Student Tyler Clementi sadly all committed suicide this week. All four boys were tormented and humiliated by their peers for being gay. “Bullies aren’t bullies forever,” says Urie, “and these hard times will eventually go away and be replaced by great times.”

The actor, who now resides in New York, even shares some of his own story. “I was very lucky. I’m from Texas. I had a lot of support growing up,” he says. “I was never made to feel like who I was was not okay. I had places to turn. I know that’s not true for everybody. If you feel like there’s no one to talk to, keep looking.”Darren Hayes, from Savage Garden:

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