Google placed this ad, featuring author activist Dan Savage, during Glee. Yes it’s an ad for Google Chrome and its marvels. But the hugest marvel the Google commercial’s integration and support of the “It Gets Better” campaign. It Gets Better was created in
In September 2010 Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. Since then over 10,000 user created videos have been posted, as well as PSAs featuring President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, along with the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar and many more. From ItGetsBetter.org:
Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.
It was awesome to see something like this sponsored by a major corporation on national television during sweeps month. HUGE!