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

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.

In February, a Saturday Night Live sketch inspired It Gets Better to create an enamel iguana pin -- modeled after Kate McKinnon's pet running amok around the house.

That pin quickly sold out -- as did a special Pride version, which is now available only to preorder.

But have no fear. The iguana is back as a T-shirt, available in two colors, black and heather prism mint. And just as on the special edition Pride pin, the lizard is featured front and center with a rainbow backdrop.

"Who loves Pride, is fun at a party, and needs the sunshine to survive? Iguanas! (And LGBTQ+ people & our allies! Guess we have a lot in common with our scaly friends)," the description reads. "Wear your pride in this super soft shirt featuring the Pride version of our sold-out Iguana Enamel Pin."

It Gets Better, which works to promote LGBTQ+ storytelling and inspire young people, already raised $20,000 for its programs from the sales of the pin, which was designed by Moriah Benton. The organization was founded a decade ago by gay journalist Dan Savage, and its videos sparked a movement of ordinary folks and celebrities sharing stories of hope through social media.

The T-shirt sells for $35 -- and like the pin, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit It Gets Better's programs. Get it at And revisit the SNL sketch, which also features Dan Levy, Bowen Yang, and Punkie Johnson, below.

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