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 May 2020.
Canada: Tanya Boteju Wants You to Know You Are BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL
English teacher and author, Tanya Boteju (“Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens”), shares important insight on creating safe spaces for yourself, no matter where you are.
Colombia: Noralba Hoyos Talks About How Love Breaks Any Prejudice
For Mother’s Day, Noralba Hoyos shares the story of her gay son’s acceptance. She tells us how the love of a mother can face any difficulty and also about the importance of seeking help when it is needed.
Mexico: Ana & Claudia: Proud Moms
Ana González and Claudia López tell us about their own acceptance processes regarding the orientation of their LGBTQ + children, highlighting the important work of community organizations that locally support LGBTQ+ families. Thanks to Yaaj México for this collaboration.
Brazil: Victoria & Julia Share a Message of Hope
“We know that high school may not be the most welcoming phase for an LGBTI teenager. Don’t worry, it will get better.”
UK: Jason From Google Shares Hope
Jason from Google tells his It Gets Better story about growing up and accepting being gay. When he started work he wasn’t out at work, and it wasn’t until later in his career that he realised that actually being out at work is okay, and you should be who you are.
Russia: Irina and Anastasia Talk About Their Wedding, The Love That Binds Them And The Birth Of Their Kid
“We are the Lagutenko family. Irina, Anastasia and Dorian, an open LGBT family. In 2017, they played a wedding, and in 2019 our little son Dorian was born. We have a completely ordinary family, the only thing unusual in it is that our son has two mothers! Yes, he was lucky!”
Not to mention…
It Gets Better México Celebrates Their 6th Anniversary!
Our Mexican affiliate turned 6 years old, 6 years of working to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth in our southern neighbor. They marked the occasion with some fun live-streams on Twitch.
It Gets Better España Reflects on IDAHOBIT
Our affiliate in Spain shared a collaborative video with experiences on micro-aggressions that our own community and allies must correct.
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