Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality or gender identity for fear of bullying. Without other openly LGBTQ adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, LGBTQ adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.
While many of these youth couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBTQ 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 young people in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
Your donation will support the maintenance of our national resource center, expansion of the it gets better movement around the world, and will fund scholarships for young activists to improve their leadership skills!