It Gets Better in Kansas (Queering SF #31)

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As the story has it, Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller began the “It gets better” movement in 2010 with a casual utterance of those three words. The words and sentiment were picked up by social media, and then became a global organization. The aim of the organization is to “uplift and empower” LGBTQ youth who might be struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality, with coming out, and with acceptance. The science fiction story “Ad astra per aspera” can be read as a fictional account of “It gets better.”

Ritchie Calvin

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