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Katy Perry Dedicates New 'Firework' Video to Youth LGBT Project

The clip shows young people struggling with their identities ... and fireworks shooting from Perry's chest

October 28, 2010 5:46 PM ET

Katy Perry"s new video, "Firework" — her third clip from Teenage Dream — is dedicated to the It Gets Better Project, which fights discrimination against LGBT youth. "@PerezHilton I am officially dedicating my new video to #itgetsbetter," she tweeted, "because everyone has the spark to be a FIREWORK."

Photos: Katy Perry's Best Looks

Filmed in Budapest, the video shows Perry in the middle of an enormous dance party in one of the city's squares, and young people struggling with their identities — a cancer patient in a hospital, an overweight girl, a gay man. These characters are ultimately freed as fireworks rocket from their chests. Fireworks are seen shooting from Perry's chest as well, making a poetic connection back to the whipped cream that jetted from her bra in the "California Gurls" clip.

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