Sharon Needles, Pandora Boxx tell gay teens 'It Gets Better'

Sun. September 9, 2012 10:38 AM by

Drag performers Sharon Needles and Pandora Boxx have released videos for the It Gets Better campaign.

The It Gets Better Project begun by gay rights activist Dan Savage encourages troubled LGBT teens to not cave in to bullies, because life eventually gets better.

Sharon Needles, the 30-year-old winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 4, encouraged teens in her 60-second video to look inward for courage.

"Take all that pain that you get every single day ... Take every time you are called a faggot and turn it into something that makes you a stronger person," Needles said.

Pandora Box, who appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race season 2, said she struggled with suicide in high school.

"Life opens up after your teenage years; they can feel so horrible and traumatic. But it's just a phase. Once you get past that you'll see that the whole world opens up and blossoms for you to be who you were meant to be. So don't let the world not experience who you are. Because you are fabulous, you are wonderful, and we need you. And remember it gets better," she said.

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