As a 17-year-old gay teen, Tim Gunn tried to commit suicide. He tells this story in the above video to send a message to gay youth: It gets better. Gunn is the latest celebrity to film such a video for sex columnist Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project. Others made videos on their own, with many urging gay teens to call The Trevor Project for support, in light of the recent string of suicides related to bullying. Watch a sampling—featuring Kathy Griffin, Cyndi Lauper, Ellen DeGeneres, and more—in the gallery.
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