The itgetsbetter project

In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry to inspire hope for young people facing harassment.   In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, these two gay men wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better.Now the It Gets Better Project (TM) has turned into a worldwide movement, inspiring over 5000 user-created videos and over 15 million views. 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 and Facebook, the Broadway community, and many more.

The website www.itgetsbetterproject.com  is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their own future.  It’s a place where straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members.  It’s a place where people can share their stories and can take the It Gets Better Project pledge, 

On the website, there is a link to the Trevor Project, also called “MAKE it better”. and to GLSEN which offers guidance to young people.  

Copy and Paste www.itgetsbetterproject,com. and explore its thousands of videos

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