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Oberlin It Gets Better Channel Accepting Submissions

Feb. 21, 2011

The Lambda Union and the Multicultural Resource Center have teamed up to create an Oberlin It Gets Better (IGB) channel on YouTube. They invite all members of the campus community to make and submit videos aimed at reassuring fearful and frustrated LGBT youth that life does get better.

To submit a video, send it in an e-mail to oberlinigb@gmail.com. (You can refer to the IGB website for video-making tips.) If your video is larger than 25MB, use a large-file hosting site, such as sendspace.com, to e-mail it, as Google Mail and OCMail can’t handle files larger than 25MB. Whatever method you use to send your video, be sure to include your name, the names of other people involved in making it, and the title of your video.

The idea of the Oberlin IGB initiative was born during planning for the March 3 visit to campus of Dan Savage, author of the syndicated column “Savage Love.” Savage created the international It Gets Better Project in September 2010 after a rash of suicides by gay youth. His visit to campus includes a talk, It Gets Better, at 7:30 p.m. in Finney Chapel, followed by a book signing.

For more information, send an e-mail to oberlinigb@gmail.com.