Sunday, January 16, 2011

It Gets Better

There was a bit of nastiness, some rambling and a few drunk acceptance speeches at the 2011 Golden Globes. A few of my favourite speeches were by Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch for Glee, Claire Danes for Temple Grandin, Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Colin Firth for The King's Speech.
Although clearly stunned, Chris Colfer's Golden Globe acceptance speech (here on YouTube) was very eloquent. Here's the best part:

"Most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates, who are constantly told 'no' by the people in their environments, by bullies at school that they can't be who they are or have what they want because of who they are. Well, screw that, kids."

I hope that Colfer, Lynch, Glee and other similar programs will continue to raise awareness of tolerance, acceptance, understanding, The Trevor Project and It Gets Better Project.