Category Archives: It Gets Better

Why It Gets Better: Coming Out Makes Country Music News

County music artists Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman both came out as gay. This is significant because country music, much like sports, is one of the last frontiers for having an openly gay male person within it’s ranks. It’s, also, … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Gay Pride Flag in ‘Washington Post’ Vacation Article

The below photo was attached to an article from The Washington Post on how vacations are good for you by leaving you rested and recharged. The inclusion of the pride flag in the photo of this everyday article reinforces the … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: From Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell to Air Force Reserve Pride Poster

From the AirForceTimes ‘Flightlines’: The Air Force — as well as the rest of the military — has seen some considerable changes since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ended in 2011 and gay and lesbian service members began serving openly. Same-sex … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: You Could Be Honored on a Postage Stamp

Here they are in person, the postage stamps that honor Harvey Milk, gay rights activist and political pioneer. The post office that I purchased these from said that I got the last sheet and that they had been selling out. … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: GOP Congressman Charlie Dent Evolves on Gay Marriage Equality

We’re getting there, little by little. The Washington Post reports that congressional Representative Charlie Dent, a Republican, is now, officially, supportive of marriage equality. Dent’s evolution became complete after Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was ruled unconstitutional. After a federal … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Gay-Inlcusive Ads in Public Spaces

The below has begun appearing in and around Washington, D.C.’s METRO subway system. It wasn’t too long ago that ads like this would only appear in gay publications; if they appeared at all. There are many business with which gay … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Kacey Musgraves ‘Proud’ to Perform at GLAAD Awards

On May 3, Kacey Musgraves performed at the GLAAD awards in New York City. Musgraves was chosen for her song ‘Follow Your Arrow’ which has the line “kiss lots of boys/or kiss lots of girls/if that’s something your into.” But what … Continue reading

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