Campus Brief: ‘It Gets Better’ author to visit campus next week

Columnist, author and MTV show host Dan Savage will present his “It Gets Better” project at the University next week.

The event will take place next Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, according to a Campus Update email sent Tuesday afternoon.

Savage will then sign copies of his book, “It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living,” from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Savage is a sex advice columnist and has gained popularity through his “It Gets Better” project on YouTube. The project asks people to make and upload short, positive videos about their experiences concerning the LGBT community.

Millions have viewed the videos and participated, including President Barack Obama and Lady Gaga.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, University Activities Organization and the Division of Student Affairs.