Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better Campaign, appeared on “The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert” last night.

Savage, an author, journalist and media pundit, created the campaign after a rash of LGBT youth suicides.

“I was lucky enough to grow up in Chicago. I could see with my own eyes, openly gay people at the movies or dinner out in the city. Look at where a lot of these suicides are taking place, Greensburg, Indiana, these small towns in California and the south where there aren’t any openly gay adults.”

Dan Savage calls out Republicans on ‘Colbert Report’

Savage called out GOP-elected officials and high profile conservatives for failing to appear in the video series, though he acknowledged that the conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom appeared in an It Gets Better video.

Check out the segment below:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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