Despite the improvements in some countries for gay people, teenagers and young people at school still experience anti-gay taunts and bullying. But those of us who are gay and made it through the homophobia of our school years know that it gets better.

Dan Savage is a gay US columnist and author who writes about homophobia, gay life and sexuality. Recently he started a the It Gets Better Project on Youtube aimed at providing information and positive role models to young gay people who are going through hard times.

"Today we have the power to give these kids hope," Dan writes. "We have the tools to reach out to them and tell our stories and let them know that it does get better."

If you are experiencing homophobia or gay bullying and wondering if life is worth it, take a look at the videos posted at the It Gets Better Project. Many of these videos are also stories about coming out.

if you are gay and have made it through to a better life, why not post your own video? There are gay teenagers out there who need to hear how you did it! All you need is a Youtube account and a webcam and you can submit your own story to the It Gets Better Project and help gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender young people who are being bullied or harassed.

And remember, there are gay counsellors available to help you deal with bullying, abuse and coming out. If you are feeling bad there are some suggestions for what you can do on our gay mental health page. Remember, you are not alone.