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To Russia’s LGBT Youth: You Are Beautiful: It Gets Better, International

To Russia’s LGBT Youth: You Are Beautiful: It Gets Better, International

To Russia’s LGBT Youth: You Are Beautiful! Every day we hear more stories about the struggles of LGBT people in Russia. While we remain dedicated to sending messages of hope to LGBT youth, the It Gets Better Project is thrilled to expand our reach further with a new initiative, “Вы прекрасны” (You are beautiful). To

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NASA Launches “It Gets Better” Video: Sends Message to Current and Future NASA Employees that it is OK to be LGBTQ

“The NASA JSC It Gets Better video is a video project created by the “Out & Allied @ JSC Employee Resource Group” of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an outreach tool primarily directed at high school and college-aged lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals who are victims of bullying

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NYPD Says, ‘It Gets Better’: Video

“New York Police Department is the latest police department to record an “It Gets Better” video. The clip opens with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reaffirming the bureau’s commitment to working with the LGBT community to protect its members from illegal harassment, abuse, and assault. School safety, anti-bullying, and hate crimes also remain priorities. Numerous police

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Watch MTV’s It Gets Better 2nd Anniversary Special

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MTV Announces New ‘It Gets Better’ Special

60-Minute Special is based on the It Gets Better Project, Recent Winner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Prestigious 2012 Governors Award “It Gets Better” to be Hosted by Dan Savage and Feature Stories of Young People Growing Up LGBT NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 17, 2012) — MTV and Logo today announced that

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San francisco 49ERS Joins the ‘It Gets Better’ Masses Encouraging LGBT Teens to Believe in Themselves: Video

A little late to the “It Gets Better” game, but better late than never. The San Francisco 49ers have produced an “It Gets Better” video, discouraging bullying and encouraging LGBT teens to “believe in yourself, set goals for yourself.” Though the Seattle Seahawks participated in a video featuring various Seattle sports teams, the 49ers are officially the

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A Dose of Yee-Haw: “Girls and Boys” an It Gets Better Country Song: Video

Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between real life and a Saturday Night Liv skit, this video for example. A hat tip to singer  Richard Hefner for this country honky-tonk It Gets Better song and video. You know what they say…. one cowboy at a time.  


Official It Gets Better Pride T-Shirts 2012

Product Details Pre-order  new 2012 Pride T-Shirt! Regular price: $30 Your support and generosity provide important resources for LGBT youth and enables us to raise awareness, as well as fund suicide prevention and anti-bullying programs. BUY HERE

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NYU Athletic’s It Gets Better Video Inspired by Captain of the Volleyball Team’s Own Story (Video)

JAY HAYES : “I contacted Outsports.com, and told them my story, and they asked if I wanted to record an It Gets Better video with just me and my story. But it was awkward for me, and I didn’t feel comfortable,” said Hayes. “One day when I was working out I realized that we have such a good

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It Gets Better MTV Special: Watch Full Episode Here

For those of you that may have missed this event on MTV, here you go. Sneak it in at work and watch. Don’t worry, tell your boss I said it was okay. On February 21, 2012, MTV & Logo aired a one-hour special titled “It Gets Better.” The special focused on the stories of three

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Stephen Schwartz Collaborated with Dan Savage and San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus “Testimony” (Video)

TESTIMONY – Music by Stephen Schwartz Lyrics taken from and inspired by the It Gets Better Project http://bit.ly/Testimonysong In writing TESTIMONY, Stephen Schwartz collaborated with Dan Savage, creator of the groundbreaking “It Gets Better Project.” Schwartz has set the heartfelt words from the “It Gets Better” videos to music, weaving them into a breathtaking, emotional

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It Gets Better – Parents of Transgender Children (Video)

The first “It Gets Better” video of its kind: Featuring parents from PFLAG’s support group for families of transgender children sharing their personal struggles to understand their child’s needs and find support for both themselves and their families.

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Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Joins with the It Gets Better Project for a Nationwide Tour

Sing your hearts out men, make us proud (we already are!). For several years, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has used music to share with high school students the importance of fairness and equality through their educational anti-bullying Alive Music Project. Now Executive Director Thom Lynch has announced a new collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and

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High School Football Player’s “It Gets Better”Video: Fundamentalist Preacher Father and Life in the Bible Belt

Last week we ran a terrific first-person storyby Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school football player in the Bible Belt whose dad is a fundamentalist preacher. Since then, he has received hundreds of supportive emails, including from politicians and other athletes. He is coming out to more and more people each week and chronicles his journey on


Dan Savage Hits National TV, Strikes Back at Critics: MTV Premiers Special Tonight Called It Gets Better

When MTV premiers a one-hour special tonight calledIt Gets Better, host Dan Savage will yet again become the face of the LGBT adult world as it delivers a message to young people. This time, he’s sending them three, documentary-style coming out stories instead of the thousands of YouTube videos from adults promising a better future.

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‘Former Homosexual’ Calls for Dan Savage’s Arrest For Giving LGBT Kids False Promise

DL Foster, an anti-gay activist and professed “former homosexual,” called for the arrest of author Dan Savage for his role in founding the It Gets Better Project, which has consistently been in the crosshairsof Religious Right activists over its inspirational message geared to LGBT youth. Foster, who made the comments last week on Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour with Peter


“It Does Get Better” by The L Project: Lyrics to Live By

It is wonderful to hear more women’s voices in the fight to stop bullying. Men move aside and stop hogging the spot light. The L Project single “It Does Get Better” aims to help raise awareness and money for charities which work to prevent LGBT bullying among young people. The song – words and music written

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SFPD “It Gets Better” Video

Mayor Lee & Chief Suhr Unveil First of its Kind LGBT Youth Video. The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) along with Mayor Ed Lee is proud to announce the debut of the “SFPD It Gets Better” video project as part of the nationwide campaign to end bullying of LGBT youth. The video provides a message

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“It Gets Worse (for Bullies)”: You’re Not a Bully, You’re Just an Asshole

I like his thought, I like his sentiment, and he makes you think. It’s interesting to think, that when you are a youth you are considered a bully, but as an adult, you really are just an asshole. Please “Like” or share this video so that we can help bullies before they turn into life-long

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Outserve BAF: It Gets Better Video (Deployed U.S. Military)

Showing kids, from deployed military in Bagram, Afghanistan, that it gets better! We kept it short and to the point, just the way our U.S. Military wishes everything could be! Featuring (in order of appearance): SSGT Steven Procter, SSGT Shelise Harmon, AT2 Erin Jones, SPC James Velazquez, SPC Curtis Robinson. Music used: Born This Way,

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Suicide Survivor: It’s Gotten Better Video

An emotional confessional of a young mans struggle with coming out which lead to a suicide attempt in his dorm room. After the acceptance of himself as gay,  and getting the much-needed attention of family and professionals, he is doing remarkably better and has moved on with his life. Share your coming out story HERE For

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“It Gets Better” – Disney Employees Reach Out to Bullied Youth (Video)

We have all seen our share of It Gets Better videos, but it amazes me how each and every one has its personalized story and gets me thinking. The staff at “the happiest place on earth” share their inspirational stories on growing up LGBT in this new It Gets Better video from The Walt Disney Company.

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San Francisco Spikes: “It Gets Better” Tears Shed √

I will never see enough of these It Gets Better videos. Each story is unique to each teller. The San Francisco Spikes soccer club joins the It Gets Better campaign with a video to provide hope to LGBT teens around the world.

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“It Gets Better” – A Message From The Sisters – Trevor Project

Just in time for Halloween. There are points in the video that are slightly scary and intimidated but a wonderful representation of our colorful LGBT brothers,  sisters & Sisters of Perpetual. An anti-bullying message from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence encouraging gay youth that it not only gets better, it gets FABulous! Featuring Sister Risque, Sister Jezebel,

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It Gets Better Ms Jay, Snap! (Video)

Hey, hey, we got spirit yes we do… we got spirit how about you? Ms Jay from America’s Next Top Model has a plethora of spirit in his, It Gets Better Video.

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Hola Chicos: It Gets Better: Sergio Martinez (HBO)

Join HBO’s World Championship boxer Sergio Martinez as he takes the “It Gets Better” pledge: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ The Trevor Project offers help to any young person who is struggling. Watch HBO Sports series and events online at HBO GO®http://itsh.bo/mqq7g6. With HBO GO, you can watch your favorite HBO Sports series and events on your iPad® (http://itsh.bo/hbogoapple), iPhone®

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It Gets Better Video: Denver Gay and Lesbian Flag Football League

This is amazing, but I think now we must start asking,  how does it get better? We’re off to a great start though.

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Join Bill Maher as he takes the “It Gets Better” pledge: Bullied by Ostracism

Join Bill Maher as he takes the “It Gets Better” pledge: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ The Trevor Project offers help to any young person who is struggling. If you are feeling alone, confused, or in crisis, call The Trevor Lifeline at 866.4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386) or visit these sites:http://thetrevorproject.org, http://GLSEN.org Connect with Real Time with Bill Maher on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maher  


Video: Why ‘It Gets Better’ Works: Watch One Young Man Express His Gratitude

The proof is in the pudding (video). (Via thinkprogress.org) One of the biggest challenges in social justice advocacy is demonstrating success. When the whole goal is to prevent people from having negative experiences, it’s hard to prove that strategies are actually working, because there isn’t physical evidence. The desired result is “no negative experiences,” but some might

"8: The Mormon Proposition" – Winner of GLAAD Media Award: Video

SPENCER JONES, Esq. Attorney, O’Melveny & Myers LLP Featured in “8: The Mormon Proposition” – Winner of GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary

Andrew Lippa records “It Gets Better” The Song

Broadway composer Andrew Lippa and head of the musical theatre program Kaitlin Hopkins take Texas State University musical theatre students into the studio. While serving as the musical theatre program’s first Composer in Residence, Andrew and the students recorded “It Gets Better” to aide the efforts of the national anti-cyberbullying campaign. Andrew’s incredibly inspiring song

Chicago Cubs to produce “It Gets Better” video

This Its Gets Better business is becoming a healthy trend. Keep it up! CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs will produce an “It Gets Better” video, which takes a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia. The project has been in the works for more than a week and is set to be filmed after the team

Gay Doesn’t Get More Mainstream Than Old Navy

Good job Old Navy and the devil on my shoulder says, “Way to make a buck!” I hope this doesn’t turn any young impressionable kids gay (joke). ~AB A line of gay pride t-shirts will be on sale from the clothing company Old Navy, with a portion of the proceeds going to the “It Gets

SF Giants to Make Video For ‘It Gets Better’ Campaign

SF pride creeps in at the most unlikely places. Our own jock wearing baseball champions are going to embrace their local community which includes a large LGBT population. Of course those with a beard fetish hopes Brian “Fear the Beard” Wilson will be included in video for our viewing pleasure ( Ring ring ring, “Is