By Kate Ward
Updated October 08, 2010 at 01:24 PM EDT

Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project continues to get bigger: Chaz Salvatore Bono, the son of Cher and Sonny Bono, has released his own video encouraging LGBT youth to remain positive and describing his struggle coming out as a transgender man a year and a half ago. “Even as an adult, I was living with this secret, and feeling weird. And I got it out, and, once again, I feel great. And I found myself in a new community, and embraced,” he says in the video. “If I had left any of the fear that I had at different points throughout my life, in high school, feeling different, and even as an older person feeling different. If I had done something drastic and missed out on that, I would have been missing out on the greatest life, and the best times in my life.” (See video embedded below.)

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