We prepared for this moment. We hoped human decency would prevent it from happening, but we prepared, and it doesn’t make it any less maddening now that it’s happened. The overturning of Roe vs. Wade is a devastating blow to body autonomy and to basic human rights in the United States. Just as we felt when a draft of this opinion first leaked last month, we are angry and we are frustrated.
Across the country, we’ve already seen attacks on trans kids and the control they have over their bodies. All of these attacks are connected. Anti-choice policy will have an overwhelmingly negative impact on the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community — people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, people with limited financial resources, and people who lack access to proper healthcare will undoubtedly suffer the most.
We also know that this is the moment when LGBTQ+ people will rise and we will fight. Together and for each other. This is a scary and uncertain moment, without question. But it is also a moment when leaders will be born out of necessity. At the It Gets Better Project, we will continue offering a platform, a community, and resources to amplify those voices who are fighting for change.
As we said last month and repeat again here, we will fight to ensure the next generation has the authority and confidence to speak out against threats to their right to live freely and unapologetically. LGBTQ+ youth need our support now more than ever, and we will not stop fostering queer joy, resilience, and love.
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Stay proud, speak loud, and never stop fighting for what’s right.
– It Gets Better Project
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