SFPD “It gets better” video


Bullying needs to become OBSOLETE!  Too many wasted lives over sexuality, confusion and BULLYING!  This is so well done and we would like to CONGRATULATE the SFPD for putting this together.  I can see Cheryl doing something like this for the RCMP one day!

Mayor Lee & Chief Suhr Unveil First of its Kind LGBT Youth Video.

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) along with Mayor Ed Lee is proud to announce the debut of the “SFPD It Gets Better” video project as part of the nationwide campaign to end bullying of LGBT youth. The video provides a message of transformation, hope and encouragement to LGBT yo…uth that it does get better. The SFPD is the first and only Police Department in the country to produce a video for the campaign.

“It Gets Better” is a nationwide project, that offers support and encouragement to youth who are struggling with their sexual identity or bullied for being “different.” These messages of hope let young people know that they are not alone and that help is available.

The making of this video was a concerted effort by numerous members of the SFPD with the assistance of San Francisco film maker Shawn Northcutt who produced and edited the video along with San Francisco local musician Lynden Bair who developed the musical score.

“Today our Police Department joins the nationwide campaign to end bullying of LGBT youth by producing a heartfelt video that provides a message of hope and encouragement that it will get better,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “San Francisco is a city that prides itself on embracing equality for all and this video is another great example of our commitment to reinforcing our City’s values.”

Chief Greg Suhr wants youth to know that it really does get better. “This is a first of its kind video for the SFPD and for any law enforcement agency in the United States. I hope this message of encouragement will give hope to anyone who might be bullied because of who they are. The members of the SFPD will continue to work with all young people and reach out to the communities, as mentors and role models.”

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6 thoughts on “SFPD “It gets better” video

  1. That is quite amazing that the police dept would post a video like that. I am lucky that here in New Zealand we are fairly liberal and accepting of differences. Hell we can even get married (Civil union ).

    Still it was hard coming out, I was 36 and going through a divorce. what the ad says is so true, it does get better. But that coming out period is certainly hard. I am the happiest I have ever been.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, what a great video and message. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be young, confused as to why you feel different than others and then have others treat you and tell you there is something wrong with you. Good for these police officers to be able to share some of their stories so others can see that “it will get better”. Good for the both of you for posting this video on your blog.
    I could still see the hurt in some of their eyes. Maybe it wouldn’t have been so hard from them if they would have been able to see something like this.

    • yeah posting on this BLOG is like coming out even though we are not hiding from the fact we are partners…but you never know how folks will react or not react to a post like this on a BLOG like this…but this is who we are and my partner Cheryl is very passionate about stopping kids from killing or trying to kill themselves over sexuality. She has seen too much in her job and is sick of it….thanks for your comment!

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