Last Friday, President Obama addressed LGBT youth with a video posted on the White House website called “It Gets Better.” It addresses the recent string of youth suicides from gay teens who took their lives because of bullying and teasing.
The president definitely shows some emotion in the video. I feel it’s smart of the White House to address the growing problem since it’s (as the First Lady calls it) “The People’s House.” The residents of said House should reflect that.
There is one glaring irony in the video, though. His emotion is strong on this topic, yet he’s showed INACTION on a concrete policy to END the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” rule for gay soldiers. POTUS has got to step up to the plate and put a nail in the coffin of this issue. Uggh..
Check out a similar video from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.