The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it will get better!
In September 2010, author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better. Since the first video was uploaded, the worldwide movement has inspired more than 50,000 user-created videos, which have been viewed more than 50 million times.
Thank you to Chris Roche, one of our remarkable account managers, for bringing this exceptional organization to all of our attention by nominating it in our bi-monthly charity drawing. Visit ItGetsBetter.org to show your support and learn how to get involved!