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Pixar: It Gets Better!

Pixar joins a growing voice of hope for LGBT teens with their own submission to the "It Gets Better" project.

Throughout 2010, America experienced an epidemic of suicide among gay kids and teens. We live in a world where, unfortunately, such tragedies have become common place. This is Pixar’s response— it gets better:

Each and every one of the Pixarians featured are part of the LGBT community. If you’re a gay teen, please know that it will get better— trust me. Please call The Trevor Project at 866-4-U-TREVOR if you or a loved one is in distress.

Note: The point of this video is to help those in need of support, so please leave any negativity at the door.

Thank you, Pixar! Words of encouragement?

16 Responses to Pixar: It Gets Better!

  1. I broke down in tears while watching this.

    It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Hearing the people you have much respect for tell you that you’re worth it is such a huge feeling. Hearing the fact that they’ve been through feelings of suicide, feelings of worthlessness, and not being good enough brings you up to their level. You make a connection with them. I can honestly say that I’ve never felt such a stronger love for Pixar than this very moment. What they just did just saved so many lives; I know this for a fact. You can’t watch this, gay or not, and tell me that you don’t feel better about yourself. Just hearing the people you look up to say, “It gets better.”

    I think I speak for everyone, even those who haven’t commented yet, when I say thank you, Pixar.

    Thanks for changing so many worlds-From animation to life.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why the “Your thoughts?” You’ve pretty much decided that the only comments are going to be those that lifestyle or are sympathetic to it. Pretty much narrowed the conversation. Thanks.

    Having said that, I do feel for anyone who is bullied for any reason and made to feel less than what they are. Being a bully must hurt pretty bad.

  3. martini833 says:

    Think of it this way. What’s the point of posting a video that is supposed to support gay teens, only to have vitriol posted that completely counters the positive message in the comments section? I’ve changed “Your thoughts?” to “Words of encouragement” because that’s what I feel is needed in this day and age. I’m glad you’re against bullying though. 🙂

  4. Death Ray says:

    I’m so happy to see that Pixar is contributing to the “It Gets Better” message. We’ll have our heated arguments about LGBT lifestyles, but that’s not what this is about. There are people feeling so hopeless that they feel their life is no longer worth living. There are people on the edge, too afraid to even reach out for help. This message is simply about letting them know that there are people who care about them. It may not seem like much, but there are people who really need this. Let’s continue to bring our viewpoints to the table, but let us not allow our opinions to derail such a simple and important message of hope for our fellow human beings.

  5. nickname510 says:

    I love the whole “It Gets Better” series, I had recently seen the Google one and now with amazing support from people as respectable as the people at Pixar doing the same thing it blows me away to see such wonderful words of encouragement for people who are really going through some hard times.I am not gay so I can’t imagine how horrible it feels to have to live life with so much fear and hatred beating down on you at all times for as stupid of a reason as being gay. But I do hope though that these clips really do help save someone who feels that they need to do something drastic do make things better, because the message is obviously there: for people who have dealt with the same issues it truly does get better.

    Thanks Pixar, for spreading love to so many people in ways other than your amazing films.

  6. For Pixar, as a movie studio that makes mostly “kids fare” —- we all know they make movies for everyone, but you know what I mean —- to take the time out to create this video, but most importantly, be brave and show their support for anti-LGBT bullying sends a very strong message. If a teenager feeling hopeless about themselves watches your video they may think “the people at Pixar are so awesome, and there are people working at Pixar who are gay and they turned out happy, working at the best company in the world, no less. Maybe there’s hope for me.”

    Thank you Pixar for doing this. It means a lot. There are other companies who wouldn’t want to “rock the boat” and take a stand on this issue publicly. This just makes you a jillion times cooler.

    Oh, and if you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get married to a gay. I can’t believe it’s 2010 and we are still debating this. I mean, come on. But the dialogue is open and within my lifetime I believe there will be majority acceptance of LGBTs and equal rights.

  7. Is that Tony Fachilo(sp?) starting at 6:40? The guy who people said he hardly said anything in the morning time during the production of the Incredibles?

  8. Anonymous says:

    So do all these people work at pixar???? Very inspirational, and it does get better

  9. Anonymous says:

    Bless you all.

    Bless you.

  10. xCarsLuverx says:

    I don’t think anyone should be bullied,but don’t take it as bullying just because someone dosen’t agree with your lifestyle…..We all have our opinions but if people don’t like that lifestyle they have the right not to like it…what I hate is LBGT supporters attacking people who don’t agree with that lifestyle….I do however think no one should be bullied and if they are they should talk to someone close or report it……

  11. martini833 says:

    You make a couple of valid points, CarsLuver. If you don’t agree with someone’s sexual orientation (not lifestyle), you have all the right. With that said, there’s nothing much to agree or disagree about, it’s not your life. I say this because I can guarantee you (personally) that no one chooses to be discriminated against, no one chooses to be hated, no one chooses to have their friends and family potentially shun them. Likewise, no one has the right to put people down because of who they are. What I mean by this is simple, if you have personal or religious objections– fine. But if you feel that your personal beliefs need to be shoved down an innocent teen/kids throat, you’ve gone too far. (and vice-versa.) Live and let live.

  12. martini833 says:

    To the commenter who “bravely” showed his/her beliefs under the cover of Anonymous– No one is talking about marriage. The comment that was formerly above is irrelevant and deeply offensive. I’ve removed it for its misinformation and plain irrelevance. Please consider opting out of a gay marriage when it’s (because it will be) legalized. And if two people of the same sex that love each other confuses you about how children are made… I don’t know what to tell ya. If you’d like to have a civil conversation with opposing, relevant sides considered, please look towards CarLuver’s comment.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the amazing video! I’m not gay, but I’m morbidly obese (21 years old, and i weigh around 430 pounds) and I know how it feels to be bullied and ignored….

    thanks pixar!

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is one of the most empowering and courageous campaign we (2 German lesbians) have ever seen. 2 of the best things: whole companies standing behind the campaign (Cheers Pixar! ) Lots and lots of unique personalities quite effectively drowning every stereotype. Thanks to everyone and each who participated!

  15. Anonymous says:

    rachelcakes1985 was talking about marriage

  16. martini833 says:

    As a side note, she did. It’s still irrelevant, but in this case she actually talked about the video and its merrits instead of writing a dissertation about the “evils” of something that wasn’t even presented. To be totally frank, I will not let this comment section become a breeding ground for (what I would call hate) scare tactics and lies.

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