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George Smitherman, Rick Mercer and other Canadian gays appear in It Gets Better video series

Tim Gunn did one. Hillary Clinton did one. Hell, Barack Obama did one. Seems as though making an It Gets Better video has become the kindness trend of the year, and Canadian celebrity gays refuse to be left behind. A new video released yesterday features Rick Mercer, Rex Harrington, Diane Flacks, George Smitherman (still sadly wearing his mayoral campaign button), Tommy Smythe, Enza Anderson, the cast of MTV’s 1g5g, Joeffer Caoc, David Dixon, Deb Pearce and Peter Fallico all discussing how much their lives improved as they came out, grew up and gained confidence. The It Gets Better project was kicked off a few months ago by American sex columnist Dan Savage as a reaction to a spike in suicides among teenage homosexuals. The videos assure young gay people that existence improves as life goes on.

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