Adam Lambert is the latest celebrity to film a video for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, which supports gay youths and anyone who’s ever felt like he or she didn’t fit in. Lambert begins with that simple message, “It gets better,” but admits being different is always going to be a challenge. “There’s always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day, if you give those bullies and those people that are so ignorant and fearful of your lifestyle, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win and they don’t deserve that,” he says. “What you’re doing by being who you are is you’re keeping it real and you’re being really brave. I believe in you, I think it’s great. There are a ton of us out here in this world that are just like you that believe in you.”
Lambert admits that he still feels bullied when he reads the comments section of any article written about him. “I’m singled out, and it’s all ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ even though there’s so much more to me than just who I choose to sleep with…. You are so much more than your orientation. You know it, and I know it. So don’t let those bullies and those ignorant, fearful, small-minded people prove you wrong. You have to be strong, and you have to pay attention to the positive, and in doing so, you will push through, and you will rise up, and you will live your life to the fullest. It gets better, but it’s up to you.” Watch the video below. Parents wondering what they should be saying to their bullied child, start here.
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