About the Book

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens by celebrities (like Ellen), political leaders (like Barack Obama), and everyday people. While many of these teens can’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBTQ+ youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.

So far, the It Gets Better Project has distributed over 3,000 copies of the book to schools and libraries across the U.S. It’s available for purchase at your local LGBTQ+ bookstore and on Amazon.com.

About the Editors

Dan Savage is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBTQ+ community. His husband, Terry Miller, is a model and official U.S. Ambassador for Tom of Finland. Together, they created the first It Gets Better video and co-founded the It Gets Better Project.

While you’re at it, check out this excerpt from Dan and Terry’s bestselling book about how the It Gets Better Project and its global storytelling movement got started.


Bonus Material

Check out the It Gets Better videos that inspired the book, available as a playlist on our YouTube channel. You won’t want to miss the ones from Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Hillary Clinton, Tim Gunn, Chaz Bono, Sia, and more!