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  1. Not something I would buy or have on my iPod, it sounds VERY amateurish.

    And do tell me how MONEY, is going to combat anti-gay and trans bullying?

    1. Hey James – if you are a gay or trans man – I’d have thought that you should be grateful that people out there are donating their own time and effort to raise money. Money that will help the charities being used to raise awareness of the issues and so hopefully combat them.

      If you aren’t a gay or trans man – who cares about you ropinion?

      1. IF I was a gay man, I would most certainly keep it to myself, nor would I force it on others in every which way possible

        Again, I ask what money is going to do?

        1. IF you were a gay man you’d also have a reasonable excuse for spending time on this site commenting. But I assume you are not so therefore why are you here?

          And as below, the money enables these charities to carry out their work and activities to combat homophobia and transphobia.

          1. The word Charity means, to give, for nothing, so the people doing these things should do them because they want to, not in exchange for payment, so these projects should not and do not cost any money, you are a volunteer and you should not be paid.They should be taxed heavily.

      2. Angela, EVERYONE is entitled to an opinion, it seems you are not a fan of being criticized or people not agreeing with you.

    2. You could have gone to the Diversity Role Models website to see how they put speakers, workshops and materials in to school environments. But since you are naive enough not to think of that, you probably don’t understand that such projects cost money.

      1. So they are specialist in supplying people to go into schools to tell innocent children that homosexuals is okay? Homosexuality is not okay, and it should not be taught, Section 28 needs to be introduced, as they amended law when Section was withdrawal, of making parents aware so they can withdrawal their children from those aspects is not working

        The word Charity means, to give, for nothing, so the people doing these things should do them because they want to, not in exchange for payment, so these projects should not and do not cost any money .

        There are other examples of this, the Militant organisations Stonewall, LGF, Manchester Pride, all are a charity, but staff, Directors, etc get paid. It should not be allowed. If you work for a charity, you are a volunteer and you should not be paid.

        1. So, instead of looking to help LGBT youth gain a mindset of hope for the future, you’d rather see them bullied, beaten and driven to suicide? I suppose you also think of yourself as a “good christian”, too? People like you are the reason these kids need help to see that they DO have a future to look forward to, rather than the belittling and BS they have to endure from people like you, James. It’s good to know that there are people out there who are trying to help, trying to give ALL kids a chance.

          1. Nigel, Id rather see them taught to keep it to themselves and behave better then the homosexuals of today with their attitude. And for organisations like DRM to be banned, or taxed heavily if they are going to make money from these things.

            It is people like the current homosexual agenda that are causing the problems, because of how they behave and shove their sexuality in other peoples faces and then whine of ‘homophobia’.

            If gay people want to be equal, then they have to stop doing different things, that don’t make them equal. Pride Marches, separate gay pubs and clubs.

            Only the gays can solve the homophobic issue, and they have to change to make the changes, no one else, and you disagree here, then you really are just out to cause trouble and force others to accept your chosen way.

          2. “If gay people want to be equal, then they have to stop doing different things”

            The only reason some LGBT people ‘do different things’ is in an attempt to gain equality. The day no-one cares about our sexuality is a day I’ll welcome, but while LGBT people are bullied, abused and treated unfairly then we need to mention it.

            But why would you care anyway if you notice us? I notice straight people every day and I have no problem with it. Only the insecure seek to oppress others.

            And it hardly needs saying, but you can’t “teach” homosexuality.

        2. Who said any of the volunteers are paid?
          The money could quite as easily be going towards booklets, leaflets and the tools needed to provide accessable information to LGBT youth and their heterosexual peers.

          Also, as for your ‘innocent’ children comment, I’m sure they’re not going to crusade into primary schools telling young children the ins and outs of an LGBT relationship.

          Believe it or not they are spreading the message that discrimination isn’t acceptable, not dishing out LGBT propaganda.

          James, if you do not like this single, do not buy it. If you are going to tear down the LGBT community, then get off this site.

          1. Discrimination is acceptable, is a form of opinion and everyone is entitled to their opinions and views.

            I bet all homosexuals will be celebrating Valentines day tomorrow, St Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, The legend of St. Valentine is a tale of true love that transcends mere sentiment. Its noble purpose should inspire everyone in this new time of religious persecution to be equally vigilant and heroic in upholding and defending the traditional definition of marriage presently under assault from secular humanists. Let St. Valentine be our model and inspiration for life and humanity.

            And I thought homosexuals didn’t like Christians, homosexuals can use parts of Christians beliefs to their own gain, but Christians are not allowed to disagree or say views on homosexuals.

        3. Your understanding of how charities works is as woefully inadequate as your understanding of the importantance of supporting LGBT youth. The moronic idea that trying to prevent LGBT kids from killing themselves is somehow masking some kind of sinister plot to turn everyone gay displays a level of ignorance that is, quite frankly, stunning.

    3. James you are a bigot.

      How can you honestly say how does money help?

      Simply the money funds the charity.

      The charity educate youth at a young age about gay, lesbian and transgender people and lifestyles to remove the fear and create an acceptance of normality for when they come across these people in their older teens, or perhaps come out themselves.

      This fear often turns to bullying if not dealt with and sometimes death. A tragic loss of life. Got it now? Good buy your copy!!

      R.

      1. Firstly, I would ask that you withdrawal and retract your allegation, or a document will be on its way to London to the Pink News Registered Office for your details to be released too my Solicitor, so that I can have you for defamation. So please do retract your allegation.

        Secondly,Homosexuality should not be addressed or educated in school, they do not need to know about gay, lesbians and most certainly not about the weird folk that have mental problems and change to transgender.

        And once more Charity means, to give, for nothing or little or non profit, so the people setting about doing these things should do them because they want to, not in exchange for payment and or wages.

        This Country is going to the dogs, Mr Thatcher had the right idea, Section 28, where no one was taught about homosexuality, they found out about for themselves, and she took the milk away, so there were very few obese children.

        1. Sorry, not a bigot. A bigot and a pompous ass who imagines wasting court time with trivial insults garnered on an online discussion forum amounts to a watertight defamation case.
          For a start we’d have to know your surname for it to even qualify as defamation.
          Tell me, how do you imagine the case for the prosecution panning out here?

          1. You do not have to know my surname at all.
            ‘usernames’ and IP address can be used and submitted in evidence.

          2. OK, so which James are you? I would think that’s a pertinent question since you believe our little discussion amounts to defamation. For all we know you could be James Cogburn, James Cagney, James Bond, James May, James and the Giant peach there are more than likely millions of Jameses out there all of whom are called James.
            Ignoring the deceased and fictional jameses, how many of them have a watertight case that they’ve been defamed on a first name only basis? None is the answer you were looking for.
            You have to identify online as a specific James in order to have the bare bones of a case, and that’s merely the first hurdle. Second you have to prove that your career and/or reputation have been irrevocably tarnished on the basis of someone’s little known subjective opinion of you on a gay news forum.
            I would say your so-called defamation suit has so many holes in it already, any sane lawyer wouldn’t touch it with a 50 foot pole. But if you think different, knock yourself out.

          3. Is it really defamation if someone who use bigotted and homophobic arguements in a post is called a bigot or homophobic? Surely if James is claiming that his reputation is being called into quetion by such claims then his post would reflect that, but so far all I see is bigotted and homophobic posts so if I called him a polite well rounded and considerate poster then he could call me out for defamation but as his posts are not I call James bigotted and homophobic.

          4. Dafy – that would be the third major flaw in James’s ‘defamation case’, the fact he never had grounds for complaint in the first place.
            If the bigotry cap fits, wear it.

        2. “Firstly, I would ask that you withdrawal and retract your allegation, or a document will be on its way to London to the Pink News Registered Office for your details to be released too my Solicitor, so that I can have you for defamation. So please do retract your allegation.”

          LMFAO!

          Oh, mercy, that was classic…..

          1. This has been reported to The Met Police, who have assured me it will be looked at as Religious Hate a formal will be made for your details and location to be released.

            They have advised me Religious hate crimes happen when someone is attacked or threatened because of their religion or their beliefs.

            However, if a crime is committed against someone because of their religion, it may be interpreted as an attack on their race as well. This means it can be treated as a racially aggravated or motivated attack.

            Watch this space ‘Will’ and Friends, you will be brought to justice, for belittling my views and religious views, because you do not agree with my options and re-sought to calling me a ‘bigot’

          2. Contact Walken media, James ;)

          3. “This has been reported to The Met Police, who have assured me it will be looked at as Religious Hate a formal will be made for your details and location to be released. ”

            Ohhh, Ohh, I’m SOOOOOOOOO scared. Help! Help!

            LMFAO! What a twat you are James.

            You were called a bigot, and you are a bigot. So, what do you think will happen, coward? Only a coward like you could think they can threaten over an internet site. Yeah, lets see what you can do.

            Iris, you got it in one!!! What was his name before calling himself James? But yeah, the utterly stupid idle threats are the same. What a f-ing moron! LOL!

        3. How ironic that someone who has made unkind, untrue and homophobic comments should threaten legal action.

          1. Let’s recap some of James’s earlier comments…
            “Discrimination is acceptable, is a form of opinion and everyone is entitled to their opinions and views”
            So James tells us discrimination is acceptable and calling him out on bigotry is defamation? How does that work?
            “So they are specialist in supplying people to go into schools to tell innocent children that homosexuals is okay?
            Homosexuality is not okay, and it should not be taught, Section 28 needs to be introduced, as they amended law when Section was withdrawal, of making parents aware so they can withdrawal their children from those aspects is not working”
            Ah, so that’s not bigotry. We must be working with a definition of bigotry I wasn’t previously aware of.
            “IF I was a gay man, I would most certainly keep it to myself, nor would I force it on others in every which way possible”
            So seen and not heard. Back in the closet with the lot of us?
            And this is his case for ‘racial/religious discrimination’? Someone has double standards.

    4. Helen Wilson 13 Feb 2012, 5:11pm

      “And do tell me how MONEY, is going to combat anti-gay and trans bullying?”

      If we had the money locally we could fund a outreach project educating on LGBT bullying to local youth groups and schools. If we did this maybe the young teenagers who harass and threaten acts of violence to our brave young people go into and leave our LGBT youth group in Milton Keynes might go away.

      But it cost money to do these thing.

      1. Homosexuality should not be addressed or educated in school, they do not need to know about gay, lesbians and most certainly not about the weird folk that have mental problems and change to transgender. Why must this be forced on to young people?

        1. Helen Wilson 13 Feb 2012, 8:42pm

          Education is key nobody wants more sexually repressed people like you in the world! I believe that sexual dysfunction disorder is in the DSM as a mental illness. At least as trans people we can point to the science that disproves our entry in the DSM.

          1. Helen, if that’s your real name….I am far from sexually repressed, I just do not force my choices on to others, nor do I insist that children be taught things that they do not need to know about.

        2. Helen Wilson 14 Feb 2012, 4:14am

          It seems those more qualified than both of us disagree with you

          http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/News/Video/Bullying/Pages/LGBTQ-The-Impact-of-teachers.aspx

        3. “Homosexuality should not be addressed or educated in school,”

          Yeah, well tough, it is…. why not call your solicitor?

          LOL!

    5. I’ve read all your comments James. You’ve demonstrated a high sense of naivety & shown that you don’t understand as much about the diverse LGBT community & the reasons why people are LGBT, as you like to think you do.

      I’m a gay Christian who’d been brought up to believe that I’d get married. I was told that was what life was ALL about, recreation of the species, without a mention of love and respect. I wasn’t encouraged to look outside the traditional Catholic bubble I was imprisoned in, which I’d now regard as a cold, distant, unfeeling, mechanical existence.

      I know I DIDN’T choose my sexuality. I was really fearful about going to hell if I didn’t follow the ‘only true path to heaven,’ either being a priest or married. Neither of these paths would have been authentic for me to follow because I wouldn’t have been able to genuinely love the people near me & I would’ve turned against myself, due to the shame & guilt that some narrow-minded Christians have oppressed LGBT people with!!

      1. Rubbish, of course you chose your sexuality, and you should be fearful of going to hell because that is what the bible says will happen.

        If you knew it was wrong, they should have fought it.

        There is only one reason someone is gay, or lesbian or transgender, and that is because they chose to be so. Saying they are not, is just a way of making out other people are wrong, when they only people that are wrong, as those very people who made the choice.

        1. “Rubbish, of course you chose your sexuality, and you should be fearful of going to hell because that is what the bible says will happen”

          And there we have it, the basket case assertion. Those with mental health issues can never keep it to himself for too long. So, a extremist religious nut that threatens people in a gay site with a solicitor. Hmmm.

          Apart from being hilarious, it just shows what a insane freak James is.

          1. I take offense to that I have mental health issues james is just mental as is the rest of the fundamentalist christians lol

  2. Well done to all involved for creating a great track. I hope it sells loads. It’s worth 99p of anyone’s money.

    1. Helen Wilson 13 Feb 2012, 4:52pm

      99p what!!!! You should of brought the £2.79 EP

  3. I personally love it and will be doing all I can, in my own small way, to make it a success.

  4. Well done…….I love it.I will do my level best to promote this track.I am a gay from India.now in london.For me this track means a lot.Well done girls .We love you.

  5. This is a great example of people actually doing something to change the lot of LGBT youth. Well done, the L-Project!

  6. There are some great and interesting voices and people in there!

    My wireless connection is weak so I’ll have to listen to the whole thing through in one go later without the stops and starts.

  7. Cat Hunter 13 Feb 2012, 4:34pm

    Loved and bought :)

  8. Helen Wilson 13 Feb 2012, 5:00pm

    I know some really petty trans folk are claiming faux outrage at the men in skirts line, but I’m not one of them. The song has a great vocal mix and the message is spot on. I brought the EP (£2.79) and I must of played it twenty times already.

    Its worth every penny buy it NOW.

    1. You know, sometimes there are certain songs/voices that make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck? This has done that to me – well done to everyone involved in the making of this and RIP to the ones who are not here to gain comfort from it xxz

  9. Sister Goodlove 13 Feb 2012, 6:07pm

    This ought to be recorded in Arabic and Urdo, and played on loudspeakers outside mosques during prayers.

  10. “Anti homophobic bullying ,,,zzzzzzzzzzz,,, it gets better zzzzzzzzzzzz….. born this way…zzzzzzzzzzzz.”

    Keith, you’re mind is so closed to the fact that you’re prejudiced, it’s really sad. The reason why this matters is because if/when you meet members of the LGBT community, especially those who are at school or other youngsters, your homophobia would have such a negative effect on LGBT people. That would have no positive effect on the balance of our already fragile society. Please try & rethink your attitudes to LGBT people & not allow your prejudice, fear & narrow minded attitude to keep obstructing your vision, which is so blinkered, it’s so un-Christian.

    Yes, I was born gay. I certainly didn’t choose to be gay. I don’t see any advantages of being gay, but know that to live my life in an authentic way, I have to accept who I am. I believe Jesus would have wanted me to be honest with myself & not pretend to be a hetero male & potentially ruin a hetero woman’s life in fake marriage!

    1. Ignore him, TonyD. You’d have more success trying to have a conversation with a brick wall. He’s an attention-seeker and hates to be ignored.

    2. To rid a man or a woman of the perversity of their hearts, it would require that they begin to hate the life of this world as well as hating themselves. This goes for all humans not just homosexuals.

      A person may be born with the want to steal, but such person does not have to do such evil indecent deeds.

      It is false that once a homosexual always a homosexual. Being a homosexual means you sleep with a person of the same sex as you. But if you stop such practices then you no longer are a homosexual.

      Other wise homosexuals that repent being homosexuals would never enter heaven because it is written that homosexuals will not enter the kingdom. Yet if all humans repent of their evil deeds then forgiveness is granted if they are truthful, but they must never again go back to doing their indecent perverse and evil ways. God is ever Merciful, Forgiving.

      1. Are you a joke or what?

        1. Or a failed ‘ex-gay’ – the emphasis on stopping sex with people of the same gender is very telling….

  11. Fuxck off knobless

  12. Keith you could not be more wrong about child abuse. Your use a google search merely serves to undermine your own arguement as it gives you neither an academically credible nor reliable source upon which to base your misguided ideas.

    I work in this field and I can tell you from my own experiences as a practitioner, from my training and from a lot of the research that has been done that child sexual abuse is more often than not about power not sexual gratification. Further more, on those ocassions when it is about sexual gratification male abusers of male victims rarely identify as homosexual.

    I am open to opinions and discussion, if academically sound and in the spirit if furthering knowledge, understanding and ultimately reducing harm. NOT as a way of pedalling hate. The world does not need more anger…..

  13. Let’s bring this back to what it’s all about – a fantastic single with such a valuable message, a single that has just become my first EVER download, purchased just a few minutes ago. A great video as well! Well done to all who were involved.

  14. Proof that you don’t need a studio full of superstars to make something inspirational. I wish I’d had the chance to hear something like this when I was a schoolkid. Oh, and as a former man in skirts – I don’t mind that line at all!

  15. Beautiful, just beautiful

  16. David Myers 14 Feb 2012, 8:58am

    Very impressive video. Well done. I have to add a link to the next best “It get’s better” video I’ve ever seen by Rebecca Drysdale. This video was produced by “three and a half gay people and about 35 other not gay/lesbian persons. Professional quality and truly funny and inspiring. Please buy the first and watch and like and share the second. The second video has been around for a bit more than a year and deserves a much wider audience. Please share both!

    1. I found that amusing thank you for the link, both have now been publicised on my fb page as my contribution for valentines day. :)

    2. Thank you for sharing … Justice will prevail … ;o))))

    3. Powerful stuff… and fun too :)

    4. Thanks for this link, Excellent!!!

  17. Did you know that stupidity is 50 times more common in the religious disorder community than normal people?

    I did.

  18. Wonderful music and worthy cause! I hope you make a LOT of money to fight bullying, and raise a LOT of public awareness. Sadly, I cannot contribute.
    I would LOVE to purchase this music but unfortunately, because I live in Australia, Amazon won’t let me.

  19. Brilliant and purchased. Love to you all

  20. I would love to buy this to support the anti-homophobia effort… but I don’t know if I could listen to it. I’m a trans woman, and “those men in their skirts” flies too close to the bone for me :( sorry. It is very well done and very nice though.

    :: so apparently lots of other trans people say the same. We’re not up in arms, it just hurts us a little, perhaps more so for those of us who’ve barely been out more than a month. Not all of us, I’m sure!

  21. It’s nice but it’s a bit formulaic to make a lasting impression.

  22. Steve Wheatley in Australia 6 Jan, 1:07am

    Just beautiful – thank you… & yes It Does Get Better :)

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