We’re back for another year of Digital Pride activities — and this time, we’re going to be joining you in person and in New York City too!
IT GETS BETTER: A DIGITAL PRIDE EXPERIENCE, now in its third year, is a series of digital and in-person events that reach LGBTQ+ youth who may not be able to convene in person to celebrate Pride and continue to support them during the biggest LGBTQ+ moment of the year.
Join us throughout the month of June on YouTube, Twitch and Instagram for a series of activations you won’t want to miss. Then June 23-25, if you’re in New York City for Pride, come and find us in person at the Human Rights Conference, the Rally, and at Youth Pride in Central Park.
In Conversation on It Gets Better’s Instagram – June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd at 3pm PT/6pm ET
Join our IG LIVE conversations between young LGBTQ+ activists/influencers along with our Youth Voices to discuss activism, the evolution of Pride, and other hot button topics relatable to today’s LGBTQ+ youth.
June 8th – In Conversation – Body Positivity / Acceptance & the LGBTQ+ Space
Harnaam Kaur – Harnaam Kaur is a body positivity warrior, motivational speaker, model, world record holder and activist. Drawing on her battle scars and struggles as a bullied teenager, Harnaam inspires people across the globe to embrace their beauty, whatever form it comes in!
Ady Del Valle – Ady (or Arcadio) Del Valle is one of the very rare plus-size male models working today; and as such, his boundary-pushing image — a fat, queer, and POC model — is changing previously held prejudices against the body positivity movement within the fashion industry.
Hailey T. (She/Her) – Hailey is a 17-year-old Youth Voice, musician, human rights activist, and transqueer creative from Alabama.
June 15th – In Conversation – LGBTQ+ Intersectionality, Music, & Media
Jeffrey Jay – Jeffrey Jay is a Los Angeles-based, transgender stand-up comedian born and raised in a town that is so Texas it’s called Texas City, Texas. Jeffrey is also 1/4th of the “BEING Trans” podcast on Lemonada Media.
Makayla Walker – You may remember her for her iconic moment in Canada’s Drag Race season 2 episode 8. Makayla Couture is a star. While she is incredibly young, Makayla has become a household name amongst the queer community for turning looks, having a charismatic personality, and incredible choreography. Once you get a glimpse of her, you never want to turn away.
Kiki P. (She/Her) – Kiki is a 14-year-old Youth Voice, born and raised in Mexico, currently residing in New Jersey. She is a fierce believer of the importance of human rights for every single individual, especially women and POC.
June 22nd – In Conversation – LGBTQ+ Visibility on Television with “Queer as Folk”
Armand Fields – Armand Fields is an actor and performer mostly known for their work on Showtime’s dramedy series “Work in Progress” along with roles on “The Chi,” and “The Thing About Harry.” This summer, Armand will appear as a recurring guest in the reboot classic, “Queer as Folk,” premiering on Peacock in 2022.
Nyle DiMarco – Nyle DiMarco is an activist, model, actor, producer and icon in the Deaf community, one that he represents with pride. He is also a cast member of the new show, “Queer as Folk” on Peacock.
Uma F. (She/They) – Uma is an 18-year-old Youth Voice, a Queer, Mixed-Race, and South-Asian student human rights activist from Washington D.C.
Pride and Fit on It Gets Better’s YouTube – June 16 and 23 at 1pm PT
Pride and Fit is a series of fitness events that accounts for various abilities using everyday items from your house. Make it fun, make it fit, all while celebrating various body types and shapes.
- Thursday, June 16, 2022 – Sam Leicht – Sam is the founder of PrideFit, an inclusive community working to make sustainable fitness and health accessible for all. We focus on moving and feeling better, rather than fixating on looking better.
- Thursday, June 23, 2022 – STAY TUNED FOR AN UPDATE!
Segment: 20 – 25 minute fitness segment using everyday items while showcasing options for different fitness levels and abilities.
Perfectly Queer: The It Gets Better Vodcast on Twitch – June 8 and June 22 at 3:30pm PT – Join our hosts Tayler and Ever as they interview an exciting lineup of Pride talent throughout the month of June, including special guests Armand Fields, musical artists mxmtoon and Zolita, and international YouTube stars Calle y Poché.