This is it, the “It Gets Better” video that started a movement in America. If you haven’t heard of the “It Gets Better” project, then you’ve got a lot of videos to watch (50,000+ to be exact). As told on the ITGB website:
In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better.
The It Gets Better Project™ has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of “Glee”, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more. For us, every video changes a life. It doesn’t matter who makes it.
The video below is the first ever, featuring founder, Dan Savage, and his husband, Terry Miller. Uploaded in 2010, it would be the start of a waterfall of compelling personal stories about what it’s like to be LGBT in America…and how it’s pretty awesome.
We’ve also included a little 2013 recap video by ITGB in case you’re still wondering what the point of it is. Check it out, then go and watch all the other amazing videos out there!