Video with his husband, Terry Miller, to inspire hope for young people facing harassment.  The project is an online campaign that wants to show lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people the levels of potential. And positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. It intends to give the message to these teens that they are not alone, and it will get better.


The “It Gets Better” project was created in response to a number of reports of students who took their own. Dan Savage said that the idea of this project came to him while thinking about Billy Lucas, a 15 year. Old from Indiana who committed suicide on September 9, 2010.


The “It Gets Better” project encourages people to submit videos assuring gay teenagers that life can improve after being a victim of bullying in early life. In collaboration with various benefactors, the project also involves efforts to ensure safe schools for all students, a nationwide crisis intervention line, and advocacy and educational programs.


As stated by the Webby Award’s organization, by fully embracing the Internet as the primary vehicle for the project, Savage’s message of social advocacy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community expanded beyond anyone’s imagination and reached viewers in all corners of the world. The project has grown online into what is one of the largest, crowd-sourced video projects today.


“It Gets Better” is one of many national efforts to construct a society free from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender expression. Secretary of State Clinton and Vice President Biden also recorded video messages to support these efforts.

by Ana Posada, M.D.

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