Brett Pougnet wrote -
For my 27th Birthday I'm raising $2700 in 7 days for the It Gets Better Foundation.
It's January and my Birthday is right around the corner. Gifts are great but giving back to help someone else is so much better. This year I'm asking for my friends, family, and supporters to help me raise money for a cause that I can relate to and is so dear to my heart.
That cause is the It Gets Better Project...
Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.