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An unforgettable night, an unforgettable girl

Originally Published: May 31, 2011
By Michelle Smith

"I know I'm Down's, but I like UP better. Everybody can be UP Syndrome." -- Rachel Cooperstein on prettyspecialworld.com.

A school year that began with a national sense of sadness and despair over the suicide of a young Rutgers student, allegedly bullied by schoolmates because they found out he was gay, ends with more than 10,000 people contributing video messages to the "It Gets Better" project.

Those videos -- odes to acceptance, inclusion and hope -- have so far ...

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