Notes from New Sodom

... rantings, ravings and ramblings of strange fiction writer, THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It Gets Better

So, you may or may not have heard of the recent spate of teen suicides in the US, by kids who were suffering homophobic bullying, day in and day out, in high school. You may or may not have heard of Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project. Me, I think it's a damn fine idea and as THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!! I could hardly not join my voice to the chorus.

So here's my entry -- with the colourful language I think is entirely fucking apt here:

All signal boostage will be much appreciated.



Anonymous CassR said...

Facebooked and LJ'd.

3:45 am  
Anonymous Katriina said...

I love you for your passion, and I think any 16 year old will too. Thank you for reaching out. You made me cry, and I am a middle-aged long married woman. Any kid who takes on just a little of your "fuck 'em" mentality will have the strength to see it through.

11:14 pm  
Anonymous Katriina said...

Oh, and I love your fiction as well. I found your site via Strange Horizons, and coincidentally I am halfway through Vellum, and loving it. It is tough to find unique stories these days.


11:17 pm  
Blogger Mark Harding said...

Well, I've FB'd it at least. An important message.

1:40 am  
OpenID britmandelo said...

I wrote up a post for went up today.

Thank for the video. It's goddamn fantastic.

7:43 pm  
OpenID sraets said...

I just saw the video. I am still crying. Thank you for recording this. I'm a straight, married guy who strongly believes in equality for all, and I am saving this video for all of my friends who may need a boost of strength in their struggle. Thank you so much. Fuck it, I'm still crying.

4:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally brilliant. Saw it on a friend's FB, and 4 other people immediately shared it. Best "It Get's Better" yet. EXACTLY what I could have used 20 years ago. No pasaran, motherfuckers!

6:53 pm  
Blogger Jef Powers said...

This is important--so "fucking" important.

From the--redneck--strewn mountains of North Carolina--

Thank you, Mr. Duncan!

3:12 pm  
Anonymous KatG said...

Have put it up and passing it around. I think "it gets better because you are what makes it better" should probably be their next mantra.

2:31 am  
Anonymous Martin said...

This is what I would´ve love to hear as a teenager..... Thank you!!!

8:46 pm  
Blogger Colin Meier said...

Heartfelt and unique and effective because of that, as always, Hal.

Man, I wish I'd heard that twenty years ago. The last two minutes in particular deserve a Hollywood soundtrack in the background.

6:43 pm  
Blogger Simon said...

LOVE that video, Hal. It struck a very deep chord. I wish I'd heard that twenty years ago as well. Not because of my sexuality, but because of having to wade through much the same shit. It's the best 'It Gets Better' video I've seen yet (it even beats the George Takei one...)

11:34 pm  

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