The It Gets Better Project envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.
The It Gets Better Project fulfills its mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe in two ways:
Storytelling. The It Gets Better Project connects young LGBTQ+ people with the global LGBTQ+ community by providing access to an arsenal of uplifting and inspiring stories of hope, resilience, and determination, as told by members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
Building community. The It Gets Better Project builds community both internationally and locally by (a) cultivating a growing network of international affiliates* that have embraced the It Gets Better Project’s mission to support LGBTQ+ youth in their home countries, (b) engaging with young LGBTQ+ people both on and offline, and (c) connecting them to local community service providers that can provide on-the-ground assistance.
*International affiliates are located in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Greece, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. To connect with these affiliates, click here.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul Dien – Chair & President
Avrielle Gallagher – Vice President
Brian Pines* – Secretary & Treasurer
* founding member
Brian Wenke – Executive Director
Eboni Munn – Director, Brand Marketing, Content & Creative
Justin Tindall – Director, Education & Global Programming
Ross von Metzke – Director, Communications & PR
Jimmy Ancheta-Tilley, Jr. – Development Manager
Olivia Laura – Social Media Manager
Ariella Assouline – Operations Coordinator
Alex Orué – Global Programming Coordinator
Rae Sweet – Education Assistant
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