It just keeps getting better over at MTV and Logo – and for gay teens on TV. EW has exclusively learned that the sister cable networks are jointly prepping a special titled It Gets Better, which will chronicle the stories of three young people struggling with LGBT issues. The 60-minute special will premiere on both MTV and Logo on Feb. 21 at 11 p.m.
Syndicated columnist Dan Savage – who in fall 2010 launched the buzzy It Gets Better Project, which led to an avalanche of more than 30,000 videos of encouragement for LGBT youth – will anchor the hour. The show will include appearances by actor Zachary Quinto, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, comedian Margaret Cho, Dancing with the Stars contestant Chaz Bono, and Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino. Singers Sia and Jake Shears will also contribute video messages of hope and support.
Savage also leads MTV’s upcoming series, Savage U, which follows him and sidekick Lauren Hutchinson as they travel to college campuses to give a crash course on relationships, responsibility, sex, love, and life. Savage U is set to premiere this spring.
For a preview, check out this exclusive clip from the It Gets Better special featuring one of the subjects, Vanessa, talking to her mother about her personal fight for acceptance:
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