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By now we're all used to Stephen Colbert's zany, satirical antics, so it's a real shock to see him drop his shtick for a couple of minutes in this genuinely heartfelt "It Gets Better" video. Colbert steps out of character and recounts angst-ridden, childhood memories of getting bullied (and called a queer) in the schoolyard, and the pain and power that words can have. It's probably one of the most powerful statements he's ever made and it didn't even require an ounce of mockery.