Out Troops in Afghanistan Do It Gets Better (And It’s a Good One!)
The sun has pretty much set on the It Gets Better Project’s total cultural saturation. The enormous collection of videos will live online beyond the next Rapture scare, sure, but the days of a new A-list celebrity dropping a video each day are well behind us.
Which turns out to be a good thing. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with Kathy Griffin or President Obama telling gay youth that it gets…you know. It’s just that videos like this one, created by out gay and lesbian military troops perfectly hits the cultural cornerstone that IGB was created to spotlight.
One year ago, this video would have been illegal. Illegal, y’all. Steven, Shelise, Erin, James and Curtis would have been dishonorably discharged from the military for even talking about making a video like this.
Featuring (in order of appearance): SSGT Steven Procter, SSGT Shelise Harmon, AT2 Erin Jones, SPC James Velazquez, SPC Curtis Robinson.
It’s not the most polished IGB video we’ve ever seen (Why are the letters on that sign not colored in, guys?), but it is definitely the best one we’ve seen in a long time.
Thank you to the men and women who can now proudly and honestly serve their country.