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LGBT kids let down their Hair for It Gets Better video

LGBT kids let down their Hair for It Gets Better video

Colton Boettcher, a young gay man from Madison, Wisconsin (USA) has produced, directed and edited an anti-bullying music video for the It Gets Better Project.

The video, choreographed to Lady Gaga's song Hair, stars members of the local LGBT community.

The YouTube video description explains: 'Hair is about being yourself, being true to who you are; as the song exemplifies, "you are the spirit of your hair, it's all the glory you bare", YOU are your #hair.

'As most of us know, growing up isn't easy. Countless young people are faced with daily tormenting and bullying, causing them to feel isolated and alone. This is an especially harsh reality for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted, sometimes even tortured, simply for being themselves.'

Boettcher's video is one of thousands which have been posted online in support of the It Gets Better Project, an initiative which aims to give assurance to gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers who have low self esteem due to bullying or discrimination.

Watch the video below: