Happy National Coming Out Day from everyone at the It Gets Better Project!

Whether you are out to the world, just a few people or no one at all, this day is for you. We here at the It Gets Better Project know that not everyone feels safe to come out, and that’s okay! There will be a community of support waiting for you with open arms when that day arrives!

In honor of National Coming Out Day (NCOD), we partnered with Archie Comics to envision #ABetterUniverse! In this world, everyone is met with love and support when they choose to disclose their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. 

The comic series, #ABetterUniverse, demonstrates 5 different “coming out” scenarios in Riverdale where young people are doing the right thing by fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for LGBTQ+ youth. We hope this series inspires people to create the world or universe they want to live in.

Thank you Archie Comics and Dan Parent (creator of Kevin Keller!) for your dedication to empowering LGBTQ+ youth around the globe!

It’s our vision that in the future all LGBTQ+ people will be free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals. Here’s a glimpse into #ABetterUniverse: 

A Better Universe

If you’re coming out today, we hope that you’re acknowledged and celebrated like those featured here in the Archie Comic Universe. If you’re not, we are here for you. 

We have a ‘Get Help’ center with over 1100 organizations in 40+ countries offering support to queer people like yourself! Check out some resources below:

Crisis Text Line

LGBT National Hotline

LGBT National Youth Talkline 


GSA Network

Intersex Initiative 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Trans Lifeline

Transexual and Transgender Road Map

Trevor Project 

Safe Place 

Youth Guardian Services 

Click here to find our full list of resources in our ‘Get Help’ Center.

Here are a few other fun videos to watch in celebration of National Coming Out Day!

8 Tips For National Coming Out Day 

This video is packed full of tips and tricks to navigate the complex experience of coming out.

Riot Games Says It Gets Better For National Coming Out Day

Riot Games supported the It Gets Better Project once again by turning the cameras on themselves to amplify the beautiful stories of LGBTQ+ employees.

Hayley Kiyoko’s Advice On Coming Out And Loving Yourself

Hayley Kiyoko swung by our office to share her “It Gets Better” story just in time for National Coming Out Day. Watch for a guaranteed mood boost and to find out how it got better for the actress/singer.

Tell us how you’re celebrating National Coming Out Day by using #ABetterUniverse and tagging @itgetsbetter and @archiecomics on social media!

Stay proud!