The It Gets Better Project is proud and honored to introduce you to the newest member of our Board of Directors — Moe Ari Brown, LMFT (they/he).

Moe Ari is a leading mental health expert in Gender Identity. They have worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples, and families and founded Transcendent Therapy & Consulting, LLC, a practice that offers gender-affirming and celebratory care to the LGBTQ+ community.  

As the Love and Connection Expert at Hinge, Moe Ari pairs their expertise in LGBTQIA+ relationships with Hinge’s research. Their most recent participation in Hinge’s Not-So Frequently Asked Questions (NFAQ) resource landed them on billboards throughout NYC, LA, and London. 

Moe Ari is also a public speaker, educating others on allyship for the Trans community. His academic work, “Transcending the Binary: A Narrative Therapy Approach to Helping Black Trans Men,” is included in Black Couples Therapy: Clinical Theory and Practice, a textbook for couples therapy published by Cambridge University Press.

“With 20% of Gen Z in the US identifying as LGBTQIA+( Gallup, 2022), what we do in the present moment with regard to LGBTQIA+ advocacy, education, policy, and visibility matters for future generations who are growing up and watching how their elders love, live authentically, and rise through adversity. The pressures of being a youth are difficult enough, without discriminatory legislation and practices against LGBTQ+ people being ramped up globally. This is why ramping up positive, joyful, and celebratory programming targeted at LGBTQIA+ people is so important. 

“As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I know firsthand how important hope and opportunity are to youth who may not always feel visible to their families, their communities, or their schools. For this reason, I am excited to join the It Gets Better Project Board of Directors. It Gets Better has worked tirelessly for more than a decade to uplift LGBTQIA+ youth across the globe. I am inspired by the opportunity to work toward a world, as identified in the It Gets Better Pledge, where hope (and love) outshine fear.”

You can learn more about Moe Ari through their website and by checking out his TedX Atlanta talk.
Please join us in welcoming Moe Ari to the It Gets Better Project family.