Hillary Clinton was cheered recently for recording a video in support of the increasingly annoying ”It Gets Better” campaign, then a week later told a reporter that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Democrats love the “It Gets Better” craze because they can post sanctimonious warm-and-fuzzy YouTube videos without having to actually do anything. I’d rather Hillary endorse our full equality and keep her convenient, safe opinions on bullying to herself. How many Democratic politicians posting these videos — Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Clinton — support our full equality under the law? How many celebrities posting “It Gets Better” videos donated money to fight Prop 8?
The problem with the campaign is that average LGBT voters will mistake words for actions. It’s akin to politicians marching in Pride parades each June, then returning to their jobs where they refuse to fight for LGBT rights.
It doesn’t get better because a bunch of preening celebrities say it will. It gets better through hard work, sacrifice and after finding the courage to come out.