I'm sure that many of you are familiar with the It Gets Better project which has been floating around cyberspace for a while (and there's even a Google Chrome commercial featuring the project showing on TV right now!), but have you seen this It Gets Better video? It's authors and illustrators assuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens that life does indeed get better after high school and the teenage years, and about halfway through you'll see Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Coe Booth, Lisa McMann, and Matt de la Pena, five incredible TBF authors, featured. Check this video out and know that it's true, readers. It gets better.
Last minute addition: Whoa, readers. I completely overlooked the fact that the awesome Laurie Halse Anderson (TBF 2006, 2010, and 2012) is also featured in this video. So sorry, Laurie!