Harvard Business School Shares LGBT Student Association Message
With discussion of same-sex partnerships very much in the news this week, Harvard Business School (HBS) yesterday tweeted a video from its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Association (LGBTSA).
Entitled “It Gets Better,” the six-minute clip features several gay HBS students sharing openly about their experiences of coming out – the isolation of keeping their sexual orientation a secret, their fears of rejection and judgment and the sense of relief, acceptance, and freedom they felt upon disclosing who they really are.
HBS Dean Nitin Nohria offered his own words of encouragement to individuals struggling with questions and fears regarding their sexual orientation. “The world is full of warm, open welcoming communities where you will be able to make an extraordinary difference just the way you are,” he said. “For as hard as you think it might be right now, remember it will get better. Places like Harvard Business School are standing ready to welcome you for exactly who you are.”
The clip ends with dozens of students coming together to express their support and call for the support of others. “We call on our fields and colleagues to rise up against us against discrimination, because together it will get better. It does get better. It gets SO MUCH better.”
The video has been viewed close to 6,000 times since it was initially posted on YouTube three weeks ago.