We bring you monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project and our affiliates around the world. Check out the great news from April 2016 below.


In 2004, May 17 was declared the International Day Against Homo-, Bi-, and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in honor of the groundbreaking 1990 decision by the World Health Organization (WHO) to remove homosexuality from it “International Classification of Diseases” list. Now, fourteen years later, IDAHOT has become an internationally recognized holiday that is commemorated in over 120 countries worldwide. Below you can will find a summary of some of the amazing ways that the It Gets Better Project and its affiliates celebrated the holiday this year.



GLOBAL: After 51,138 miles, 342 days and 55 interviews, lesbian couple Jennifer Chang and Lisa Dazols created a hopeful and touching look at LGBT life around the world in their film “Out & Around.” The documentary, in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, follows Jennifer and Lisa on their year-long trip interviewing LGBT global leaders from more than a dozen countries. To learn more about the film, go to itgetsbetter.org/outandaround.

In honor of IDAHOT 2016, the film was released for streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and Xbox Video.


We’re extremely proud of our achievements in April 2016. We look forward to bringing you more great news soon!