Every year, the It Gets Better Project holds a leadership summit for the many volunteers and friends of the organization engaging in our work around the world. This year’s event – the 2020 Global Summit – is taking place entirely online, and for the first time ever, we’re offering 6 events that are open and available to the public for free. Please take a look at what’s available below, and RSVP today. We can’t wait to see you there.
NOTE: All sessions will be in both English and Spanish with live interpretation. (Para más información sobre estas sesiones en Español, haz click aquí.)
Presenting: It Gets Better Español
Tues, Dec 8 @ 9:30a PT / 12:30p ET
The It Gets Better Project’s Global Affiliate Network has found particularly fertile ground in the Spanish-speaking world in the last decade. But while Hispanic communities both within US borders and elsewhere have grown exponentially, they continue to lack visibility in both media and politics, especially LGBTQ+ voices. It Gets Better Español aims to address this challenge. Join the conversation with our Global Programming Coordinator and representatives from our affiliates in Spain, Guatemala, and Argentina.
Safe Hour Program
Wed, Dec 9 @ 9:30a PT / 12:30p ET
It all started with our affiliate in Chile. Now, the Safe Hour program – a digital psychological support service for LGBTQ+ youth at risk – has quickly expanded throughout our network in Latin America. This round table conversation will shine a light on the challenges LGBTQ+ youth face in the region and how the Safe Hour program has expanded to meet their needs in the time of COVID19.
Wed, Dec 9 @ 11a PT / 2p ET
Drag has become an essential part of entertaining the LGBTQ+ community, but its also known as a welcoming space that has uplifted and empowered many a queen. Come join this intimate look into the workroom of New York queens Chelsea Piers and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jackie Cox as they do their makeup and discuss mental health issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, how drag offers inspiration, and what they’re doing to protect their mental health in a time when performing is anything but normal.
Uplifting Queer Voices on Twitter
Thurs, Dec 10 @ 9:30a PT / 12:30p ET
Twitter’s mission is about creating healthy conversations and historically has been the go-to platform for activists from around the world. With the launch of It Gets Better Español, representatives from Twitter’s Hispanic (@TwitterAlas) and LGBTQ+ (@TwitterOpen) employee resource groups are joining us to talk about raising our communities’ voices on the platform.
Game Time w/ It Gets Better México
Fri, Dec 11 @ 11a PT / 2p ET
To close our Global Summit, join us for some online gaming with some of our best friends and supporters from It Gets Better México, with special guests Ophelia Pastrana and Gerardo Navarro.
Mon, Dec 7 @ 11a PT / 2p ET
Currently, the It Gets Better Project supports a Global Affiliate Network that spans 17 countries on 4 continents. Join this live showcase to learn about some of these incredible affiliates and the work they’re doing to uplift, empower, and connect their local LGBTQ+ youth.