Even President Obama says, “It gets better.” But I find it a bit disingenuous underneath the good intentions. It gets better, but only in certain ways. For it to be possible to truly get better, our culture would need to undergo a dramatic change which would eliminate the harassment and assault upon kids.
Eventually, the homophobic kids who tormented the queer kids will become adults whose homophobic votes matter deeply to both of the major political parties. Most of the politicians on either side of the aisle will throw civil rights for any and all minorities (be it gays/lesbians, women, people of color, or people with disabilities) to the side whenever it is most convenient.