Now in 2015, we’ll be bringing you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world each month. Check out the awesome news from January 2015 below!
GLOBAL: Two new entries were added to the It Gets Better Blog in January. One was an interview with Roh Petas, a LGBT activist in Finland, and the other was an excerpt from the It Gets Better book by Lance Corporal James Wharton, an openly gay soldier in the British Army.
The It Gets Better Project and its international affiliates around the world recognized GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week from January 19-23, 2015. We shared the image below and asked our followers on social media, “How will you #CelebrateKindness?”
Back in September 2014, the It Gets Better Project’s International Program was featured in a video at the 2014 Social Good Summit in New York City. This video — which highlights some of our achievements and outreach around the world — is now available with subtitles in Spanish, thanks to the contributions of a volunteer translator at Todo Mejora Chile.
Buzzfeed released a fantastic new video about coming out to immigrant parents in the United States. The wonderful and heartfelt collaboration featured many young LGBT people, including Sara David, a member of the It Gets Better team, and her mother, Vivien, from the Philippines.
We’re extremely proud of all of the incredible achievements of our International Program and our affiliates around the world during January 2015. We look forward to more great news in February!