It Gets Better

About the It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

What is the It Gets Better Project?

In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better.

The It Gets Better Project™ has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of “Glee”, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more. For us, every video changes a life. It doesn’t matter who makes it.
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The It Gets Better Project brings messages of hope to LGBT youth around the world and works globally to effect change in local communities.

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It Gets Better Project is a registered 501(c)3 organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
It Gets Better Blog

Posted April 13, 2017
“Dance for Pride” in New Delhi

“There are not many events in India, other than Pride, when we can come down on streets and talk about our sexuality.”

Watch the video by Those in Need, presented by SCRUFF here.

Access the FB page for our India affiliate of It Gets Better here.

Posted April 12, 2017
Osaka the first city in Japan to certify gay couple as foster parents | The Japan Times

Praise hands emojis everywhere.

Posted April 12, 2017

Posted April 11, 2017
Parents Give Words of Affirmation to Their Transgender Children

“Say ‘I am Epic.’”

“Say ‘I am Loved – Deeply and Unconditionally, JUST AS I AM.’”

“I am Hope.”

“I’m a Boy.’”

“I am Courageous.”

“I am Magic.”

“I’m a Drummer.”

“I can get Back Up again.”

“I am Ferocious.”

Watch the video at The Scene.

Posted April 10, 2017


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