NH Episcopal bishop part of 'It gets better' msg

October 16, 2010

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CONCORD, N.H.—The first openly gay Episcopal bishop is part of a YouTube project reaching out to young gay people who are dealing with isolation and self-doubt.

The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, bishop of New Hampshire's Episcopal church, is part of a growing collection of video messages telling gay youth to hang on, that life gets better over time.

Robinson was consecrated in 2003, an event that caused turmoil in the church. He said he is living proof that life gets better. He told viewers God loves them as they are and doesn't want them to change.

The video project was started in September by syndicated relationship and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who was moved by a recent spate of suicides by teens who were believed to be victims of anti-gay bullying.

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