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Neil Patrick Harris speaks out about anti-gay bullying
Actor and Albuquerque native Neil Patrick Harris is one of several celebrities who this week recorded a video message encouraging gay youth to “be proud” and not let anti-gay bullies push them to suicide.
The video was inspired by the “It Gets Better Project,” which asks gay adults to upload YouTube videos reassuring teens that after the misery of middle school and high school, life does get better.
A spate of five suicides by gay teens over the past three weeks has spurred a movement to reach out to troubled gay kids.
“For the love of Pete, there’s no need to harm yourself,” Harris tells the camera.
“You can act with strength, you can act with courage, you can act with class and stand tall. Be proud of who you are. This is a good time that we live in and we’re being granted more and more rights and that’s awesome,” Harris says.
The It Gets Better Project is also on Facebook.