Amazon employees reach out to gay teens in 'It Gets Better' video

Fri. January 25, 2013 10:03 AM by

Seattle, WA - Amazon employees have reached out to troubled gay teens in an It Gets Better video.

The It Gets Better Project encourages bullied LGBT teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life eventually gets better.

"I knew I was gay when I was 9 years old," a female employee says in the 5-minute video. "And it wasn't until I was 15 that I tried to search out an answer to what's so different about me. Why do I fall in love with all my girlfriends. ... And I went through some pretty depressing times."

"It was hard because I really didn't know what it meant and I really had no one to look up to," a male employee who was born and raised in Mexico says. "I think actually being gay has made me a stronger person."

Amazon is the latest large corporation to create such a video, joining Dreamworks, Disney, Intel, Dell, Google, Microsoft and Apple.

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