Thursday, March 10, 2011

'It Gets Better' Is the Height of Fashion

Uber stylist and businessman Derek Warburton displays one of his many talents in the Richie Rich Spring 2011 show in September 2010 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. Photo from Derek Loves Shopping.


should I look back over the past? The only reason is because it’s the only way It Gets Better,” entrepreneur Derek “Fabulous” Warburton reveals in his personal video diary.

The international stylist and tastemaker ( is a supporter and hosted an It Gets Better Project lounge at the Empire Hotel during the recent Morcedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. In his video, openly gay DW talked about his experience with teen bullying during high school (

The goal of the It Gets Better Project is to send a message of hope and raise awareness about teen bullying by supporting kids who are the victims of it and who are contemplating suicide. It specifically aims to make young LGBT people aware of famous and prominent people who are out and proud about their sexuality.

Contributors who make at least a $30 donation to the It Gets Better Project receive a free T-shirt. Photo from It Gets Better Project.

The It Gets Better Project supports young kids’ sexual preference. It gives them the back up that even some family members don’t give them. Regardless of whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual, people should respect you for who you are is the message of the project.

DW's Fashion Week party attracted other supporters, including Eve, Kat de Luna, Gabrielle Union, Keri Hilson, John Bartlett, Amy Chan, Mike Ruiz and Miss Jay. Many of them followed the example of others around the world, including President Barack Obama, by making their own video calling for an end to bullying.

“Youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults," the It Gets Better Project says on its Web site. "They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like. Let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them."

Visit to learn more about the “It Gets Better Project.”

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