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It Gets Better Project

It Honestly Does Get Better

Marion Leary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

From 1983-1991, my twin sister and I were relegated to a Catholic elementary school. For us, this felt like a fate worse than death...obviously it was...

'It Gets Better' Launches Inspiring New Project To Celebrate 5th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Five years after its launch, the It Gets Better Project is looking toward the future and continuing its work countering anti-LGBT bullying and...

Fashionably Late: A Lifeline For Older Men Coming Out

William Dameron | Posted 09.05.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

The closet seems like a vestige from a darker time. Many young LGBT people never experienced the repression, but there is an older generation of men who closed the door decades ago and now find themselves tentatively stepping out into a terrifying world. They often feel alone.

Letter to a Young Boy in Small Town India

Nish Gera | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

Your world will change completely in about a decade and, without really having planned it, you will end up on this tiny island on the other side of the world called Manhattan -- a place full of people who are weird, crazy and sometimes totally unsure of themselves -- just like you.

It Gets Better, Even For Gay Mormons

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
The Next Ten Challenge

Freshman year of high school was a nightmare. I couldn't walk through a hallway without my books being tossed to the floor, my body being shoved out of the way, or my face being slammed against a locker. Every day I woke up in fear and returned home in tears.

5 Lifesaving Things to Consider When Writing About the Death of Robin Williams

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 10.12.2014 | Media
Liesel Reinhart

It is shockingly easy to unintentionally glorify suicide. Williams was a great talent, no doubt, but are we inadvertently communicating to others that they, as well, could find more love, comfort, and appreciation if they copied his act?

Femininity in Men Is a Form of Power

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

If a Somali man is considered feminine he is deemed weak, helpless, pitiful: The underlying message being that femininity is inherently inferior to masculinity. Variants of this thinking extend across most cultures, belief systems, races and sexualities.

Doing It for the Children

George Heymont | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

So far this year, HBO has screened two films of social significance which deserve the public's attention. One will, of course, be an easier sell to audiences because of its high quotient of celebrity content. The other begs to tell a far more riveting story.

Broadband Delivers Benefits and Poses Challenges to LGBT Communities

Joe Kapp | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kapp

While our communities have benefited from broadband, many outstanding policy questions about broadband infrastructure and mobile technology remain and have the potential to directly impact our lives.

Rites of Passage

George Heymont | Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Out of a total of 238 films, June's Frameline Film Festival included 82 features and 155 shorts from a total of 27 nations. Frameline 37 also included 14 first-time feature filmmakers. Among the films which show that "the kids are all right" are the following.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg, Part 2 (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

It's part two of my interview with Randi Zuckerberg. I talk with Randi about her "Dot Complicated" media platform.

Take Action Tour: How Bert McCracken and The Used Went From Party to Purpose

Brandon Deroche | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Bert McCracken of The Used has got a personality that's always reminded me of a modern-day Cobain, but fortunately has recently managed to curb his own potential trainwreck and build something new and meaningful for The Used.

A Silver Coming-Out Story

Chris Delyani | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

Then a slip of paper, not much larger than a sheet of paper you'd write a shopping list on, fell out of the book's pages. On it was typewritten a simple, unsigned message from the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth.

Does It Really Get Better For Gay Teens?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

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, ac...

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'Queer As Folk' Star, Broadway Hunk Sing For Homeless LGBT Youth In NYC | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Broadway stars, TV actors and other top-notch talent helped make the yuletide a little bit gayer than usual Dec. 16 as part of “A Better Holiday" in...

My Third Lifetime

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I will celebrate my 48th birthday this week. Although I am undeniably middle-aged now, I feel as if I have lived two lifetimes. The number 48 is significant to me because I have lived twice as many years as my first boyfriend, who committed suicide when he was 24 years old.

Can We Trust Straight People?

Liesel Reinhart | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Liesel Reinhart

I'm writing and directing a new show called it gets better for the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the It Gets Better Project. During our whirlwind of development, I wonder if anyone ever thought, "Can we really trust a straight person with this project?" It's a fair question.

It Gets Better Project - Parent's Edition

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Kathy Carter Woods

The parenting experience can be, well, rigorous.

Get Ready For 'It Gets Better' -- Part 2

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Fans of the Emmy-nominated "It Gets Better" project will be happy to learn that an all-new, 60-minute special will return to both MTV and Logo two day...

WATCH: San Francisco 49ers Become First NFL Team To Join 'It Gets Better' Campaign

Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay bullying advocates are praising the San Francisco 49ers, who became the first NFL team to join the "It Gets Better" campaign in support of le...

It Gets Indie: A Teen Takes on LGBT Teen Bullying ... Again

Cathy Brooks | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Cathy Brooks

When 14-year-old Noah Hornik began seeing the rise in LGBT teen suicides last year, he had to do something. That something is It Gets Indie, a benefit concert taking place in San Francisco this weekend for the second year.

MTV Orders Another 'It Gets Better' Special

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

MTV is casting a follow-up to its "It Gets Better" special, featuring LGBTQ journalist and activist, Dan Savage, who co-created the It Gets Better Pro...

Bullying: It Does Get Better, But We All Need To Step Up

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Gov. Peter Shumlin

For the vast majority of those experiencing bullying, it will get better -- but we all have a role to play in ensuring that they never go through this experience in the first place.

School Yard Pranks Are Unacceptable

John Robinson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
John Robinson

Our Ability is neutral politically. I try to be neutral politically. Disability does NOT discriminate. However, it sounds like one of our political leaders in the United States does, or did.

'Dirty Dog Boy' to Dog Whisperer: It Gets Better

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Cesar Millan

2012-05-08-videopull.jpgIt doesn't matter what it is, bullies will find something different about you and try to make your life hard.