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‘It Gets Better’ sends messages from around the world to Russian LGBT youth

Saturday, December 7, 2013
The It Gets Better Project International has released a new video in support Russian LGBT youth, launching a campaign with a video compilation featuring the foundation's international partners expressing their support. [ Read more → ]
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Remembering Billy Lucas, the boy whose suicide inspired a movement

Monday, September 9, 2013
Three years ago today, on September 9, 2010, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home. He had hanged himself. [ Read more → ]
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Bullying study suggests ‘it gets better’ as LGBT youth get older

Monday, February 4, 2013
CHICAGO — It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time. [ Read more → ]
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The actions of San Francisco 49er players are clueless and crass, divisive and dumb

Friday, February 1, 2013
The crass words and clueless actions of San Francisco 49ers Chris Culliver, Ahmad Brooks and Isaac Sopoaga are as divisive as they are dumb ... that these men have foolishly elected to use their Super Bowl spotlight to demean and dehumanize a substantial portion of their fan base is a brazen act of arrogance that encourages the very bullying the ‘It Gets Better’ project addresses. [ Read more → ]
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It Gets Worse — 49ers say they were unaware ‘It Gets Better’ was a ‘gay video’

Friday, February 1, 2013
Dan Savage, co-founder of the It Gets Better project, said late Thursday he has “removed the (San Francisco) 49ers 'It Gets Better' video" from the project's website after two of the team's player who appeared in the video said they were unaware they were participating in a project to support LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
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Dear 15-year-old me: I’m writing to tell you, ‘It Got Better’

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Just remember. You are unique, there’s only one of you. If you ever worry that you are different – just think how boring it would be if we were all the same! You will take pride in expressing your individuality. You’ll march in parades. You will fly the flag of pride. You’ll witness States and Countries around the world embrace change and embrace equality. You’ll do your bit. You’ll be part of it... [ Read more → ]
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San Francisco 49ers become first NFL team to join ‘It Gets Better’ campaign

Saturday, August 25, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers this week became the first professional football team to join the "It Gets Better" project, an anti-bullying campaign intended to end suicides among LGBT youth, and to bring awareness to bullying of of gay kids. [ Read more → ]
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‘It Gets Better’ producers turn lenses to LGBT politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dan Savage and the producing team behind the “It Gets Better” documentary specials for MTV and Logo have announced a new project that will examine openly LGBT political candidates and how they prepare to run for office. [ Read more → ]
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Best Buy releases ‘It Gets Better’ video

Sunday, June 10, 2012
RICHFIELD, Minn. -- Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, has released its contribution to the "It Gets Better" campaign, an emotional video featuring 18 Best Buy employees from around the U.S. who share their personal journeys on how life has gotten better for them. [ Read more → ]
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Parents of gay Mormons tell their kids, ‘It Gets Better’

Monday, April 23, 2012
A group of Mormon parents are defending their gay children in a new "It Gets Better" video which challenges the Mormon church's disapproval of homosexuality and same-sex relationships. [ Read more → ]
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Brigham Young students reach out to young, gay Mormons: ‘It Gets Better’

Saturday, April 7, 2012
LGBT students and straight allies at Utah's Brigham Young University on Friday released an "It Gets Better" video, adding their voice to the tens of thousands of video messages aimed at preventing depression and suicide among gay youth. [ Read more → ]
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New ‘It Gets Better’ video features parents of transgender youth

Monday, March 19, 2012
"In the Life Media" on Monday released an “It Gets Better” video featuring parents of transgender youth delivering a message of support for other such parents, the first “It Gets Better” video of its kind. [ Read more → ]
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‘Former homosexual’ calls for arrest of ‘It Gets Better’ founder Dan Savage

Monday, February 13, 2012
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 crosshairs of Religious Right activists over its inspirational message geared to LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
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SFPD becomes first law enforcement agency to produce ‘It Gets Better’ video

Sunday, February 12, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Police Department has become the first police department in the county to produce an "It Gets Better" video, part of the nationwide campaign to end suicides among LGBT youth, and to bring awareness to bullying of of gay kids. [ Read more → ]
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Wisconsin LGBT youth produce stylish new ‘It Gets Better’ music video

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Enjoy this stylish new "It Gets Better" video from Madison, Wisc. resident Colton Boettcher and friends -- one of the best "It Gets Better" videos to come along in a while. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Political commentator, journalist Dan Savage

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Dan Savage is an award-winning author, journalist, newspaper editor and political commentator. He launched the “It Gets Better” video project to combat bullying and prevent LGBT teen suicides. [ Read more → ]
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Los Angeles Dodgers: ‘It doesn’t matter which team you cheer for … It Gets Better’

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers is the latest Major League Baseball team to come out in support of LGBT youth by contributing their message of inspiration the the "It Gets Better" Project. [ Read more → ]
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It does get better — gay teen shares the impact of the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign

Saturday, September 10, 2011
One year ago, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself, because, according to classmates, he was tormented for years because other kids thought he was gay. [caption id="attachment_33667" align="alignleft"... [ Read more → ]
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Remembering Billy Lucas one year later — a message of hope that it does get better

Friday, September 9, 2011
One year ago today, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself. While Billy never self-identified as gay, friends report he was tormented for years because other kids thought he was gay. [ Read more → ]
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Petition calls for Jerry Buell’s high school to produce ‘It Gets Better’ video

Friday, September 2, 2011
Many of you have heard by know about Jerry Buell. Buell is the teacher in Florida who took to Facebook and stated that he “almost threw up” when hearing about the marriage equality law passing in New York State. Immediately following the press picking up... [ Read more → ]
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First Lady Michelle Obama discusses America’s ‘culture of bullying’

Monday, August 29, 2011
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and discussed her thoughts on the culture of bullying in our country. [ Read more → ]
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‘This animal. This cretin. This travesty. This demon.’ A Christian speaks out against Tony Perkins

Sunday, August 21, 2011
This is Tony Perkins. No, not the actor who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitcock’s Psycho. This Tony Perkins is much, much scarier. This Tony Perkins makes blood spiraling down a bathtub drain look like a cup of cherry Kool-Aid spilled at a Girl Scout fundraiser. [ Read more → ]
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Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’

Friday, August 19, 2011
In a plea to raise more money and further spread propaganda to degrade and demonize the LGBTQ community, the anti-gay — and certified “hate group” — Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House. [ Read more → ]
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Massachusetts governor knows what it’s like to be different, says ‘It Gets Better’

Monday, August 8, 2011
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has delivered his message to LGBT youth who have bullied and harassed: "I know what it’s like to be different ... You need to know, it gets better." [ Read more → ]
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Dan Savage: ‘Not a single GOP elected official’ has participated in ‘It Gets Better’

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dan Savage, co-founder of the "It Gets Better Project" -- a campaign to inspire LGBT youth facing adversity and depression -- called out Republicans politicians on Thursday over their refusal to participate in the campaign aimed at preventing teen suicide. [ Read more → ]
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