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It Get Better Project

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” This Maya Angelou quotation is the perfect embodiment of the It Gets Better Project. Any individual, regardless of sexual orientation has the right to love, although love resulting from non-relationships are not as widely tolerated. The struggle for tolerance and acceptance is synonymous to the metaphorical obstacles that that are proposed by Angelou. On the bright side, once these obstacles are overcome through affirmative action a destination characterized by hope can be reached. The mission of the It Gets Better Project is to inspire hope among young LGBT individuals and to demonstrate conditions will improve over time. I believe Dan Savage and Urvashi Vaid are effective in achieving their purpose of inspiring hope in inspiring hope through affirmative action in the…show more content…
Additionally, Angelou demonstrates that once these obstacles are overcome through affirmative action a destination characterized by hope can be reached. I believe Dan Savage and Urvashi Vaid are effective in achieving their purpose of inspiring hope in inspiring hope through affirmative action in the essays It Gets Better and Action Makes It Better. Both authors demonstrate their effectiveness in achieving their purpose by their use of pathos, or emotional appeal, which consisted of consistent usage of anecdote, logos, and optimistic tone. The path to tolerance is long and burdensome, with the path to acceptance being even more so. No matter how narrow and grueling one’s path may be, almost always somewhere down the line it widens and has the ability to transform from a treacherous hike to a joyous stroll. In other words, it gets better as long as one remains hopeful and recognizes that there are others who have emotional appeals similar to our
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