Canadian RCMP Officers Join The It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project has been around for over two years now, inspiring and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world with videos and messages that no matter what they are going through right now in their lives “it gets better.”  Now, a group of RCMP officers from British Columbia has come forward with their contribution to the movement with a touching and powerful video.

Started by LGBT columnist and personality Dan Savage, videos have been created from such notable names as Barack Obama, Google, Chris Colfer, Disney, Kermit the frog, Suze Orman, Jewel and many other celebrities and organizations, all in an effort to stop LGBT youth from committing the devastating act of suicide.

In this newest video, 20 members of the British Columbia RCMP have come together to tell their stories and give hope to LGBT youth in their area and around the world, that there is a better tomorrow and to promise that “It Gets Better.”

Taken from the Youtube video, the BC RCMP officers had this to say about their video, which is available for you to view directly after it.

The RCMP is the latest group to create a video in the “It Gets Better” theme — aimed primarily at youth. Championed by the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit, the 20 participants taped interviews in the summer of 2012. The video was finalized, by BC RCMP Multi-media services in the fall of 2012.

The video features adults who share their stories of their struggles, with the aim of building a bridge of understanding for youth undergoing similar experiences. Each of the participants tell moving and candid stories of their doubts, fears, and struggles, and their eventual joy of knowing that life, indeed, does get better.

Support for the project was received from police officers and civilian employees across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia including Surrey, Burnaby, UBC, Richmond, the Integrated Homicide Investigations Team, BC RCMP Major Crime, and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — BC (CFSEU-BC).

While their individual stories vary the messages are personal, powerful and inspiring.

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One thought on “Canadian RCMP Officers Join The It Gets Better Project

  1. Wow, what a wonderful, inspirational video. Thank you so much to the men and women in the video; I was really moved by your stories. I’m a straight, 49-year-old woman who vacillated for years in my opinion of whether being gay was ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. Eventually, I realized that the one and only source upon which I was basing my ‘wrong’ belief was that of religious doctrine. Simply because of what it said in a very ancient book, written and re-written over centuries by flawed, biased human beings. I realize now that I was wrong and that those who depend on a ridiculous artifact like the bible to tell them how to think are also wrong. But…it will get better. More and more people are thinking for themselves and coming to the same conclusions I did. The times they are a’changin’.

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