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Contributing in a big way to the It Gets Better Project, EA released an inspirational video today featuring stories from LGBT staffers about growing up gay. The project was conceived after bullying led two gay teens – Justin Aaberg and Billy Lucas – to commit suicide in unrelated incidences.
The video begins on a slightly somber note, detailing the hardships that spawned the project in the first place. During the lengthy video the tone changes to a more positive one, however, as the EA staffers discuss their accomplishments and shed light on what the future can hold for struggling youth.
Kudos to EA.
Wow, this is fantastic. Nice job EA, nice job.
That was just beautiful. Just...beautiful.
Nice job EA, this is very kind of you, nice to know that a company I love for its quality games has a big heart too :)
Interesting. I hope the Project succeeds.
Has anyone ever thought that being gay is not good for mankind. It's not natural. It's kinda the reason why there are not just a bunch of dudes walking across the earth. We need women to survive and vice versa.
I would never go out of my way to hurt another person based on what they believe in but I also don't think people should try to push their own personal feelings as the norms of our society.
good job EA!
I believe that homosexuality is a sin.
That being said, no one should be bullied for any reason, and no matter what you believe forcing your beliefs on other people is wrong, and hurting others for being unlike yourself is wrong as well. Awareness about the dangers of bullying should include all people not just gays.
One hell of an inspirational video. Coming from a family that has dealt with the discrimination, I love seeing people stand tall and proud for something that we should never even ponder in the first place. Who you love is who you love, and as long as its not an animal, it should never matter at all. But it does, and that is the saddest part. I just hope someday that people will be able to marry, and their sex will never need to be an issue.
Nicely done, EA. They're not all bad.
Well, this is an awesome campaign thingy. Sort of, anyway.
The anti-bullying is great. In my personal opinion you kinda have to let yourself be bullied, but still there are people out there who don't know how to stand up for themselves. I'm a geek and a complete honors student, someone who could be a target for bullying. I've had attempts of bullying made on me before, but I haven't put up with it. And so bullying is nonexistent in my life. But there are people out there who don't know how to handle it. And this campaign is great for that.
However, the whole homosexual thing is where I'm a bit sketchy on. No, they shouldn't be bullied because of who they are, but being homosexual is not right. Of course this is coming from the pastor's kid, so of course I'll frown upon it a bit. But I don't think encouraging homosexuality is going to get you anywhere. Discourage bullying, but don't encourage homosexuality. If you think your homosexual, GET HELP.
Still, great campaign.