The It Gets Better Project is a nationwide dedication to end LGBT bullying, spread awareness, and let people share their stories about discrimination, coming out, respect, acceptance, and how life can get better. This is an important message that highlights the discrimination and violence that many LGBT teens face. Over 532,000 have joined the movement and signed this pledge of support:
“Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I’ll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I’ll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other bullied teens by letting them know that it gets better.”
The website also offers other ways to show support, share stories, and watch inspirational coming-out videos and testimonies created by adults and teens describing their experiences. There are also a number of videos of support from high-profile celebrities and athletes.
The It Gets Better Project began in the U.S. but is now spreading worldwide, with affiliates in Australia, Latin America, Denmark and Sweden. In addition, MTV has aired an It Gets Better special, which can be viewed here, and is currently casting for another installment.