"It Gets Better" Book Planned

By Julie Bolcer

Originally published on Advocate.com October 22 2010 7:30 AM ET

The "It Gets Better" video project, which has become a viral phenomenon in the past month, will be turned into a book with proceeds to benefit organizations that help LGBT youths.

According to The New York Times, “Dutton, a division of Penguin Group USA, said it would publish 'It Gets Better' as a collection of essays from celebrities and ordinary people who want to share their stories. The book is scheduled for publication in March 2011.”

The campaign against bullying and LGBT youth suicide created by columnist Dan Savage has already drawn 10 million video views and more than 700 videos, including a recent entry by President Barack Obama.

Savage said he would contribute the proceeds from the book to organizations supporting LGBT youths, the Times reports.