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Pixar is here to tell you that it gets better

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Two months ago sex columnist Dan Savage started a movement with just three words: "It gets better." Savage was angry over the suicide of a gay teen brought on by bullying and he wanted to send a message to all the other threatened gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered adolescents living out there who think that they are alone and that their situation, however dire and dehabilitating it seems, will improve.

Since Savage's original column the "It Gets Better" campaign has grown and spread. Hundreds of celebrities, politicians, newsmakers, singers and even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, have each written their own messages or shot videos to offer their own support of GLBT youth that are facing verbal, emotional and physical abuse. As bad as it may seem right now, you're not the problem; they are. Things will get better.

Joining the movement is Pixar Animation Studios. The team there has shot their own video for the "It Gets Better" movement and it features dozens of Pixar employees talking about their personal experiences feeling alienated, isolated and alone -- and how today, they are working for one of the world's most renouned animation production facilities and treated as valued members of a community of talented folk. They're offering their stories as proof that you shouldn't give in to despair and darkness. It does gets better.

It's a very cool thing that Pixar has done, and yet another reason to like them. The fanboy culture can be pretty cruel and intolerant towards those that are different, and a message like the one Pixar is giving should be recognized and spread around our little corner of the Internet.

 

-Pixar Animation Studios.
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