Thursday, June 30, 2011
In less than a year, It Gets Better has gathered support from celebrities, politicians, and organizations ranging from Colin Farrell and Hillary Clinton to Pixar and Gap. Recently, thirteen U.S. senators teamed up to create their own It Gets Better video, discouraging LGBT teens from giving up, and assuring them that America’s political atmosphere is changing. The senators assure viewers that they are working hard to fulfill the promise of America: equality. The politicians note the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act” as a first step in speaking out against hate and intolerance, and assure the LGBT community that they won’t stop there. Things will get better.
Check out the inspiring video, released Wednesday June 29, 2011, below and click here to learn about the Trevor Project, a benefactor of It Gets Better, determined to end suicide among LGBT youth.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Gangsters, golfers and love on the troubled streets of Vancouver: This Week's Top Stories on YouTube
- We saw one of the world’s most wanted men, Whitey Bulger, arrested with his girlfriend in a Santa Monica apartment. It was the end of a long road for the elusive Boston crime boss, pursued for years by the FBI for murder.
- We watched President Barack Obama announce that 10,000 US troops will leave Afghanistan this year, in a week when another Republican challenger, John Huntsman, launched a bid to replace him.
- In the aftermath of rioting by Vancouver hockey fans, we were captivated by a story of romance that emerged from the chaos.
- We witnessed another deadly storm raging through eastern and southern China and watched a torrential downpour inflict chaos on commuters in Beijing.
- We found a new and youthful sporting hero this week as 22 year-old Irishman Rory McIlroy stormed to a record-breaking win in the US Open.
- We saw protests on the streets of Senegal’s capital Dakar force the country’s president to shelve plans for controversial constitutional change.
- We watched in naked awe as the world record for ‘skinny dipping’ was broken by 400 naked happy but cold people on a beach in Wales.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
YouTube Town Hall: members of Congress answer your questions on education, immigration and the economy
Today we’re launching round two with new topics. You’ve submitted hundreds of questions and voted thousands of times, and here are the three top questions that Congress is answering:
- Economy: We are greatly concerned about the current economic climate in the United States. Not only are prices on consumer goods going up, but the value of our currency is falling. How will Congress solve the burdens that weigh so heavily on everyone?
- Education: Technology is rapidly becoming one of the country's largest industries. How can high schools help prepare their students if they're using outdated computers and equipment?
- Immigration: There are millions of undocumented individuals living in the United States, many of whom were brought to the US as children. Is enacting the Dream Act a viable way for these individuals to be granted citizenship?
Will Houghteling, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched “Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson: U.S. Economy - By The Numbers.“
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Everyday on the CitizenTube Channel (and @CitizenTube on Twitter) we look at how the top news stories are covered on YouTube. Every week we'll post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week here. This week:
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Beginning 12:30 (EST) on Tuesday June 14, Thomson Reuters will explore this issue in a live conversation between Sir Harold Evans, Henry Kissinger, and U.S. Ambassador to China (as well as prospective Presidential candidate), Jon Huntsman. The event will serve as the first in a series that seeks to shed insight into the uncertain relationship between the two emerging superpowers. The second conversation in this series kicks off the following Wednesday when Paul Ingrassia, Deputy Editor-in-chief of Reueters interviews Carlos Ghosn, Chairman, CEO, and President of Nissan.
To watch the conversation please visit the Reueters YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/reuters. The conversation will air live at 12:30 EST on Tuesday June 14th.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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