The SFPD has come out with its own “It Gets Better” video.

It Gets Better is the brainchild of columnist Dan Savage and his partner, who a couple of years ago, in the midst of a series of tragedies involving harassed LGBT teenagers, created a YouTube video recounting their experiences as teen victims of gay bullying, and offering hope to those currently suffering.

The video took off and became the genesis of a widespread anti-harassment campaign in which people posted their own messages of encouragement. Politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and even President Obama submitted videos. Last year, the San Francisco Giants became the first pro sports team to create one.

The SFPD says it’s “the first and only Police Department in the country to produce a video for the campaign.”

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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