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It Gets Better

Founded by Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, the It Gets Better Project is a viral video campaign that strives to reach out to troubled youth. Boasting more than 50 million views over 50,000 videos, the It Gets Better Project was created in responses to suicides among LGBT teenagers, including Billy Lucas, Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, and Asher Brown, who experienced bullying and social ostracization due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Many celebrities and public figures have lent their voices to the campaign, such as Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, and Ellen DeGeneres. Contributions benefit GLSEN and The Trevor Project.

And how allies can help create more inclusive communities.

February 24 2022 2:15 PM

StreamElements has teamed with the It Gets Better Project to create those safe spaces and support It Gets Better's important work.

June 29 2021 3:52 PM

President Joe Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff share messages of hope as part of It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience.

June 23 2021 11:00 AM

The pin sold out — but there's more merch to buy for a good cause.

May 13 2021 4:17 PM

Inspired by the comedy sketch, the pin will help LGBTQ+ youth.

February 17 2021 2:46 PM

Joel Burns’s original speech in front of the city council went viral on YouTube 10 years ago.

November 23 2020 3:49 PM

The iconic snack brand spotlights modern families and queer people of color.

November 11 2020 1:02 PM