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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.

Virginia School Board Rejects $10k It Gets Better Grant Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

The school district rejected a grant from the It Gets Better Project, which has awarded $600,000 to schools to support LGBTQ+ students.


Amy Schneider & Zaya Wade Discuss Being Trans in the Spotlight

And how allies can help create more inclusive communities.

How Technology Can Create Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

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

White House Delivers 'It Gets Better' Messages for Pride

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

It Gets Better's SNL-Inspired Iguana Is Now a Pride T-Shirt

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

It Gets Better Releases Iguana Pin Following Dan Levy's 'SNL' Skit

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

Texas Councilman Revisits His Moving, Viral ‘It Gets Better’ Speech

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

Ritz Crackers Spreads Some Joy With LGBTQ-Inclusive Ads

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

It Gets Better Still Offers Hope 10 Years After Its Founding

Executive director Brian Wenke discusses the LGBTQ+ storytelling nonprofit's past, present, and future on its 10th anniversary.

LGBT Gang Members Explain How It Gets Better

The subjects of the Check It documentary are giving hope to young people.

Gay College Student Disowned by Parents Raises Thousands for Tuition

'I'm blown away by the support and words of encouragement from friends, supporters, and strangers,' says freshman Joel Andrew. 

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Once interns move their way up the ladder to become executive directors, who steps in to follow?

WATCH: It Gets Better Speaks to Russian LGBT Youth

The organization that has brought hope to millions of LGBT people around the world responds to Russia's antigay laws with a new campaign.

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series

To counter the assumption that all Christians are against LGBT rights, The NALT Christians Project shows videos in which Christians proclaim "We're not all like that!"