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Hey Long Beach, "It Gets Better"

One of the reasons I love Long Beach so much is that we respect and support everyone, regardless of who they are, or where they come from. You may have heard of the national "It Gets Better" Project. The campaign is a series of videos aimed at supporting Gay and Lesbian youth who may be experiencing bullying or harassment because of their sexual orientation.

Over 25,000 user-created videos have been created for the project and viewed more than 40 million times worldwide, including spots by President Obama, the Boston Red Sox and SF Giants, and the employees of Google, Facebook, Pixar and thousands of other people from all walks of life.

Today, I'm proud to release the Long Beach: "It Gets Better" video. We hope you like it, but most importantly, we hope you share it, post it on your Facebook page, tweet it, and let people know that Long Beach supports everyone. I want to thank everyone who participated, but especially Mayor Bob Foster.

The video premieres this Wednesday, November 16, at 8:45 pm on LBTV at Channel 3 on Charter, and Channel 21 on Verizon FIOS.

It is also now available at the City's YouTube page here.

The video will play on LBTV for the rest of the year.

Take a look at the video, and make sure to post it on your Facebook wall, tweet to your friends, and share online.

Go Long Beach!