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Pay It Forward - It Gets Better

Real Estate Agent with Real Property, Inc.

No sooner had a friend told me about all the troubles her teenage son was having with bullies at school and his conflicts over accepting being gay than I heard about the "It Gets Better Project" on NPR this week.  I forwarded the site information to my friend who found the site tremendously helpful for the support it provides from all corners of our society.  The site is http://www.itgetsbetter.org/  check out the remarkable videos on the site.  

Please! help make this world a better place for our kids in conflict over being gay and lesbian and
Take The Pledge    http://www.itgetsbetter.org/page/s/pledge/

The kids and their families need our support!

I know the Hell gay and lesbian teens can go through and I know It Gets Better!

John R. Crosby, Realtor & Appraiser
Real Property, Inc.
19 Linden St.
, Marblehead, MA  01945
781-479-4177  phone & fax



Comments (17)

Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi John: that is nice... I will bookmark the info in case I need it (and hope I don't).. Best, Gay

Mar 26, 2011 11:46 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

It's just horrifying that all this still goes on. More parental involvement could solve a lot of it (I mean the parents of the bullies - what are they learning at home?)

Mar 26, 2011 11:46 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Hi John, I hope it gets better for these kids.  My bestfriend growing up is gay and I know how hard it was for him growing up in a rural community.  He's still my best friend!!  This is a great website, I will definitely bookmark it.  Thanks for sharing!!

Mar 26, 2011 11:49 AM
Kathy Denworth
BHHS Keys Real Estate - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

It is a shame that people can be so judgmental, but often people shove it in the world's face. It is not my business who anyone has sex with. Keep it to yourself, I will mind my own business.

Mar 26, 2011 11:50 AM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Gay, Joetta, June & Kathy, Thanks for your kind words! Please take a minute and look at the site and take the pledge which is as follows: 

"Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."


Mar 26, 2011 12:02 PM
Jim Hazell
Real Property Inc. - Marblehead, MA

John,I support that cause.The world is too small for that bull to continue.

Mar 27, 2011 02:38 PM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Thanks Jim!  We need lots more good people like you in this world!

Mar 27, 2011 03:18 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

There will alwas be bullies unless parents start teaching their kids better!

Nov 18, 2014 05:50 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

John,  This is a great cause and so in line with our December Pay it Forward challenge.  I hope you have time to enter.

Dec 14, 2014 01:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2014 10:28 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 It is tough enough to be a teenager, I can only imagine what is like being gay and people mocking a child. I totally dislike bullies of any sort!

Feb 02, 2015 06:54 AM
Janell Kittleson
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

Amen to you for standing up vocally and publically for those who need powerful signs of support.  When I hear bashing, I am so taken back because I forget that this type of insanity still exists.  Yes, be loud and proud in your support for all human rights.

Feb 18, 2015 07:17 AM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Thank You Janell Kittleson!  I love your comment "be loud and proud in your support for all human rights" you are so right on target!!

Feb 18, 2015 09:47 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Great information! Hope you are having a wonderful Father's Day today.

Jun 21, 2015 03:16 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, John. I see you are on AR commenting. Thanks for doing that on my post. I hope you will soon be back to writing posts again. Have a great night.

Aug 06, 2015 09:04 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi John.  Wow!  A sailor from Marblehead.  I lived there until 1986 and sailed quite a bit myself.

Nov 11, 2015 07:56 PM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Call (781) 479-4177  for Real Estate Agent John Crosby with Real Property, Inc. for Marblehead, MA Real Estate sales.

Feb 02, 2016 11:44 PM