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my fight song. Take back my life song. Prove I'm alright
song. My power's turned on. Starting right now I'll be
strong. Because I've still got a lot of fight left in
"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its
best to make you something else, is to fight the hardest
battle you are ever going to fight. Don't stop
"Maybe someday we'll figure all this out. Try to put an
end to all our doubt. Try to find a way to make things
better now. Maybe someday we'll live our lives out loud.
We'll be better off somehow."
know that there's still a chance for you. There's a
spark in you and you've just got to ignite the light and
let it shine. You're a firework. Show 'em what you're
worth. Come on, let your colors burst. You don't have to
feel like a wasted space. You're original and cannot be
replaced. If only you knew what the future holds. After
a hurricane comes a rainbow."
"Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect,
flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that
"Speak louder that the words before you and give them
meaning no one else has found. The role we play is so
important. We are the voices of the underground... Say
everything you’ve always wanted, be not afraid of who
you really are, cause in the end we have each other, and
that's at least one thing worth living for."
Maggie Szabo: Don't Give Up
Cyndi Lauper: True Colors
People Like Us by Kelly
& Terry: It Gets Better
President Barack Obama: It Gets Better
Aftermath by Adam Lambert
Inspiring Quotes From LGBTQ Leaders
Adam Lambert: It Gets Better
Suze Orman: It Gets Better
Hey friend, when you feel like you're alone and the
world throws out a lot of hate... It's not the end.
You're not out there on your own. There's still so much
in life to celebrate. Just look up. Because those skies
are going to clear. There so much more than just the
here and now. Just look up. Because a better day is
here. Tomorrow feel the sunlight shining down.
It gets better. The pain will let up. If you fall just get up.
Because there's another way. The world gets lighter. So be a fighter.
Just live to see that day.
friend, we used to feel like you. No end in sight.
Fearing everyday. Just defend the part of you that's
true. Find yourself and you will find the way. Don't
give up. Just take another look and you can shine. It's
time you took the stage. Don't give up. Because your
life is like a book. All you got to do is turn the page.
There are friends yet to meet. There are songs to be
sung. There are beautiful sunsets. And battles are won.
There's love to be found if you just stick around. Don't
give up. Your life has just begun.
[Source: Jay Kuo & Blair Shepard]
You're a Firework by Katy Perry
Neil Patrick Harris: It Gets Better
Eve: It Gets Better
Letter to You
Someday by Rob Thomas
Cameron & Mitchell of Modern Family: It Gets Better
Don't Be Afraid
Have you lost your way? Livin' in the shadow of the
messes that you made. And so it goes. Everything inside
your circle starts to overflow. Take a step before you
leap. Into the colors that you seek. You give back what
you give away. So don't look back on yesterday.
Wanna scream out, no more hiding. Don't be afraid of
what's inside. Gonna tell ya you'll be alright. In the
aftermath. Anytime anybody pulls you down. Anytime
anybody says you're not allowed. Just remember you are
not alone. In the aftermath.
You feel the weight of lies and contradictions that you
live with every day. It's not too late. Think of what
could be if you rewrite the role you play. So all you
feel is love, love. All you feel is love, love.
[Source: Adam Lambert / Aftermath]
Don't Give Up
Everyone knows this world
ain’t perfect. But what you got goin’ on makes you
worthy. Anywhere you turn or any way you slice it,
someone’s gonna get burned. But those scars are truly
worth it. One day you’ll see that the answer you seek
was in front of you. Love is all you need.
When your back’s against
the wall, cuz you feel you've lost it all. There’s
nowhere left to turn and no one left to call. There is
someone just like you who feels the same way too. Why
would you surrender? Don’t give up on love.
Sometimes it feels like
things won’t get better. But in time you’ll realize
nothing lasts forever. One day you’ll see that the
answer you seek was in front of you. Love is all you
When your hope has run
away, don’t give up. If you feel you’ve been betrayed,
don’t give up. When you’ve fought your last round, don't
give up. Why would you surrender? Don’t give up on love.
[Source: Maggie Szabo,
Chaz Mason, Stefan Lit / Don't Give Up]
Everybody loses it. Everybody wants to throw it away
sometimes. I know what you're going through. Don't let
it get the best of you. You'll make it out alive. Keep
your head up. Nothing lasts forever. This is not a
funeral. It's a revolution. Your tears have turned to
rage. Just wait, everything will be okay. Even when
you're feeling like it's going down in flames. They
can't do nothing to you. They can't do nothing to me.
This is the life that we choose. This is the life that
we bleed. So throw your fists in the air. Come out come
out if you dare. Tonight we're gonna change forever.
[Source: Kelly Clarkson / People Like Us]
Just Want to Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson
Gloria Estefan: It Gets Better
Dare to Love by Sean Chapin
Wong: It Gets Better
I Am What I Am by Karen Mulder
Jewel: It Gets Better
True Colors by LA Gay Men's Chorus
Chris Colfer: It Gets Better
There's Still a
Chance for You
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the
wind, wanting to start again? Do you ever feel so paper
thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in? Do
you ever feel already buried deep, six feet under
scream, but no one seems to hear a thing? Do you know
that there's still a chance for you, because there's a
spark in you?
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine. Just
own the night like the Fourth of July. Because, baby,
you're a firework. Come on show 'em what you're worth. As you shoot across the sky.
you're a firework. Come on let your colors burst. You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down.
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe.
You don't have to feel like a waste of space. You're
original, cannot be replaced. If you only knew what the
future holds. After a hurricane comes a rainbow. Maybe
you're reason why all the doors are closed. So you could
open one that leads you to the perfect road. Like a
lightning bolt, your heart will glow. And when it's
time, you'll know.
Even brighter than the moon. It's
always been inside of you. And now it's time to let it
[Source: Katy Perry / Firework]
Human Rights Campaign
Gay Lesbian Straight
Parents & Friends of
Gay Lesbian Alliance
like to gamble. But if there's one thing I'm willing to
bet on, it's myself."
desperate enough for suicide should be desperate enough
to go to creative extremes to solve problems: Elope at
midnight. Stow away on the boat to New Zealand and
start over. Do what you always wanted to do but
were afraid to try.”
feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you
held on for so long.”
"I don’t know what it’s like to be picked on for being
gay. But I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling
that sometimes you don’t belong. It’s tough. And for a
lot of kids, the sense of being alone or apart – I know
can just wear on you. And when you’re teased or bullied,
it can seem like somehow you brought it on yourself –
for being different, or for not fitting in with
everybody else. But what I want to say is this. You are
not alone. You didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t do
anything to deserve being bullied. And there is a whole
world waiting for you, filled with possibilities.''
-President Barack Obama
"It’s okay. It may not seem like it right now, but you
are going to be fine. I know it’s scary, but don’t be
afraid. I don’t want anyone to hold back who they are.
You are who you are and you should love that person."
get into a tight place and everything goes against you,
till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute
longer, never give up then, for that is just the place
and time that the tide will turn.”
people out there who love you and care about you just
the way you are. You will find that your differences are
a source of pride and a source of strength. The freedom
to not fit in, to be true to ourselves, that’s the
freedom that enriches all of us. That’s what America is
“No, you aren’t alone. Yes, we all feel this way
sometimes. No, you won’t always feel like this. Yes, the
world is a better place with you in it.”
"It's not the end. You're not out there on your own....
There so much more than just the here and now... The
pain will let up. Just live to see that day.... Don't
give up... There are friends yet to meet... There's love
to be found if you just stick around. Don't give up.
Your life has just begun."
-Jay Kuo & Blair Shepard
never never give up.”
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