Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010 by Annat Katz
It Gets Better – This heart-warming and inspiring project founded by Dan Savage beautifully explains its mission on the top of its homepage: “Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.”
It Gets Better is a godsend haven for young lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgenders who struggle to get the support and acceptance from their social environment, often from their own families. Although many Americans find it hard to acknowledge it, America is not yet liberal enough to accept its LGBT community, which makes the It Gets Better Project all the more crucial today. It is where openly gay adults happily share their own coming out experiences, as well as the hardships they have encountered and still encounter along the way. The take home message here lies in the Project’s title: It Gets Better! May it give power and strength to all the young LGBT out there!
The video below of True from the Seattle Quake is one particularly compelling story I wanted to share.