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Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. creates anti-bullying video

October 28, 2010 | 11:35 am

The recent string of suicides by gay teens in the U.S. has spurred a number of politicians, celebrities and organizations to create "It gets better" videos -- public service messages intended to inspire a degree of optimism in the face of anti-gay bullying from peers. 

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles recently put together its own video in which members perform their version of the Cyndi Lauper hit "True Colors." The group said that more than 200 people participated in the five-minute video, which was filmed at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in L.A.

Notable politicians and celebrities who have lent their voices to the national grass-roots effort include President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, actor Neil Patrick Harris and comedian Sarah Silverman.

-- David Ng

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