It Gets Better Blog

Read more about what's going on in the world and in the minds of LGBTQ+ youth. Plus, want to see your words on our blog?


It's Hispanic Heritage Month and Carmen Carrera, Henry Jimenz and more star in our Hispanic& series.

To Be Jewish and Queer

Ariella Assouline writes that she will always be a Jew first, but the and’s that follow will continue to enrich her life.

Changing Schools, One Student at a Time

We're celebrating our 2022-2023 grantees, whose projects are changing the world for LGBTQ+ students.

Your Back to School Advice

We asked: what advice would you give LGBTQ+ students going back to school? You all ANSWERED, and it was INCREDIBLE

Just keep Riding (for Queer Youth in Taiwan)! 

Cyclists are gearing up for the third Asia Rainbow Ride in Taiwan, a project It Gets Better is proud to support.

It Gets Better Canada Launches Mental Health Hub

Our affiliate in Canada has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to develop a mental health hub for LGBTQ+ youth.

Celebrate the Youth Voices Grads of 2023

From conferences to ABC News to an unforgettable trip to Hollywood, join us in celebrating our graduating class.

Queerbook 2024

We're publishing a book, and we want you to be a part of it. Queerbook — like a yearbook, get it? Find out how your work can be featured.

Tips for LGBTQ+ Students to Thrive

Sarah Dean is queer, an English teacher, and a GSA advisor. These are her tips for making the return to school easier for LGBTQ+ students.

We're pausing all future content on Twitter/X!

To the 187K+ folks who joined our movement on Twitter/X — let’s keep queer joy front and center!