UNC Athletics says “It Gets Better”

By Michael Tomsic

An anti-bullying video the UNC athletic department posted on youtube this week has been averaging more than a thousand new views each day. It’s meant to encourage teenagers who are victims of bullying because they’re lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual, and the more than 30 UNC student-athletes in it have a simple message:

“I’m a Tar Heel, and I want to tell you it gets better,” Meghan Lyons says in the video. She’s a junior on the UNC field hockey team. She and Dave Lohse, the UNC associate athletic communications director who brought the idea to the athletic department, talked to Carolina Connection’s Michael Tomsic about the video. It was inspired by the national “It Gets Better Project.”

Here’s UNC’s video:  UNC Athletics – It Gets Better

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