It's comforting to know that someone else cares.
It's comforting to know that people have persevered the depths of their worst day.
It is comforting to know that It Gets Better.
While many kids experience loneliness and exclusion during middle school and high school, LGBT kids often encounter exaggerated forms of bullying. In response to a recent series of suicides, Dan Savage and his partner Terry, created a movement composed of individuals who are dedicated to proving that It Gets Better.
With over 5000 short videos and 15 million views, It Gets Better serves as a support system for LGBT kids struggling with everyday bullying. This virtual support is built from the difficult reality that so many individuals face. It is Dan's hope that kids suffering from bullying today will identify with the stories people are sharing with It Gets Better project. Proving that life does indeed get better will save the lives of many experiencing difficult periods in their lives.
Together with The Trevor Project and GLSEN, which provide tools, a hotline, and educational materials to ensure that schools are safe places for kids of all types to attend, It Gets Better is leveraging the Internet to combat high school bullying.
Sometimes it's impossible to see life beyond the darkest of days.
But sometimes it helps just to know that It Gets Better.
Please visit itgetsbetter.org for more information.
(It Gets Better Project shows LGBT youth that thier future is worth living for.)