Jamie Wake 2014 Independent Candidate for Whitley ward in the Reading Local Elections
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    June 23rd, 2011jamiewakerdggay, it gets better, jamie wake, lgbt, lib dems, stonewall

    Well visitors to my blog will know that I have been involved in fighting discrimination against LGBT people in Reading since I moved here.  I was involved with the Reading Pride Charity from its infancy and I continue to support their work.  I also support the work of Stonewall who recently have been filming well known LGBT people as well as politicians to lend their voice to the “It Gets Better…Today” campaign. 

    The High Profile Internet campaign was started in America by Dan Savage in response to the rise in suicides amongst LGBT Teenagers and just a quick youtube search will show you how many people internationally have recorded their piece to camera.  I was moved by some of the messages to young gay and lesbian teenagers so I recorded my own piece in the hope that we can reassure young LGBT people that it gets better today.

    I have also set up a Facebook group and am currently approaching Group Leaders of Political Parties and infuencial people in Reading to record their own messages of support for young LGBT people in Reading. 

    Here is my youtube video: