It Gets Better

Bold Strokes Books authors Lee Lynch, Nell Stark, and Kim Baldwin each have a message for GLBTQ youth:



13 Responses to “It Gets Better”

  1. 1 Carol October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Thank you, all three of you, for your honesty.
    I am touched beyond words. I have never had to deal with these difficulties due to my sheltered and very closeted upbringing. My foreign-born parents did not even know what the word “homosexual” meant. I hope that your generosity of time and sharing helps someone who is struggling.



  2. 2 Carol October 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    I’m sorry Carsen, I did not thank you for taking the time, and making the effort to do this.

    You are special.



  3. 4 wordsofbarrett October 19, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Carsen, thank you.
    All three of these were moving, poignant and powerful. I wish my legislators were on FB! These are the stories we each must pass to a friend, a neighbor or a coworker. With faces, we are no longer victims or thoughtless slurs.
    Special thanks to Nell, Kim, and the always powerful Lee Lynch.



  4. 5 trish October 20, 2010 at 3:24 AM

    These are very special. Are they going out to a wider audience, such as YouTube, or does BSB have a Facebook page? I think they should go in as many places as possible so more people can see them.


    • 6 kathiatbsb October 20, 2010 at 7:57 AM


      We are working on getting it out there. It is already on a link to the BSB Facebook page and several other FB pages. Carsen is trying to get it to be an official part of the It Gets Better campaign. I have sent it to other places within the GLBTQ book world. If you know of any places, please add the link for now.

      Thanks for your support as always.


  5. 7 Matzpen October 20, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Left on it’s own, things don’t necessarily “Get Better” for LGBT youth facing bullying. The point is to fight to Make it Better and Stop Homophobia.


  6. 9 Victoria Oldham October 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Friggin awesome. Thanks to all of them for sharing their stories, and to you, Carsen, for doing such a fantastic vlog with them.

    You guys make me so proud to be part of the team–and seeing what a team this is, how can anyone doubt that it gets better? 🙂



  7. 10 bookgeek October 20, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    thanks to Carsen and all three authors who did these interviews! terrific.


  8. 11 Mom October 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    What a wonderful way to get a positive and hope filled message out to our young who are struggling right this minute all over the world. All three of your stories touched me and sounded all too familiar from my own life experiences and those of my friends.
    Thank you for doing this! I would love for more LGBT’s to make similar videos about their struggles and the “light that really is at the end of the tunnel” if they can just hang in there!
    It is just shameful that in the 21st century, LGBT children are still committing suicide because they don’t know (believe?) there is light ahead…
    Again, thank you!
    (Victoria’s) Mom


  1. 1 It Gets Better (via Bold Strokes Books Authors' Blog) | The Musings of a Lesbian Writer Trackback on October 23, 2010 at 6:02 AM

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