Since 2010, the It Gets Better Project and its Global Affiliate Network have collected over 60,000 video stories from LGBTQ+ people and their allies from around the globe. Here are some of our favorite moments from July 2020.
Spain: Trans Kid Ensa Shares Her Story
Ensa was always clear about it and, despite the fact that her parents had a hard time understanding it, they finally realized that theirs was not a whim. At the age of 6 she stood up and his life turned towards a happiness that she only knew at times, when she could take off the imposed disguise and play at being who she really was.
Paraguay: Trans Activist Yahaira López Shares Her Message of Hope
In this tenth and penultimate chapter of the series “Todo Mejora”, It Gets Better Paraguay presents Yahaira López, another great trans activist, founder and current president of the Paraguayan Trans People Association “Escalando”.
India: Self Love Journey of a Queer Lawyer
Meet Sumeet Sirohi, a lawyer by profession sharing his journey of self-awareness after a series of incidents of self-doubt throughout his life. Addressing the issues of bullying and name-calling Sumeet finds strength and hope in the discovery of LGBTQ+ folks and allies who are respectful of his identity and inspires him to be the best version of himself.
Author Readings | It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience Day 2
Thanks to Lev AC Rosen, Casey McQuiston, Abdi Nazemian and R. Eric Thomas for stopping by and reading for us during It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience!
Not to mention…
It Gets Better Mexico Celebrates Drag Day
In collaboration with youth-focused educational nonprofit Sí a Vivir, our Mexican affiliate celebrated Drag Day with this illustration.
It Gets Better Brasil & LGBTQ+ History
Our affiliate in Brazil, in collaboration with Grupo Dignidade, rescued a key moment for the LGBTQ+ history in Brazil by talking about o SOMOS, considered to be the first LGBTQ+ group in the country, founded in 1978.
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