Educate Your Community

LGBTQ+ and Ally Youth

It Gets Better® stories have the power to connect and engage communities. Our films, videos, books, and more - as well as our free-for-download EduGuides below - inspire and empower LGBTQ+ youth, and are ideal for group spaces and events where empathy and inclusivity are encouraged. For inquiries, email us at education@itgetsbetter.org.

Screenings and Book Readings

Engage Your Audience

Are you a teen or college GSA leader - or a teacher, counselor, community leader, parent, or friend - looking for materials to help uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth? Or are you searching for materials to help educate current and future allies? Then look no further!

LGBTQ+ Glossary

Find the Right Words

Words allow us to generate ideas, share stories, and learn and grow from others. All languages, whether they be spoken, signed, or written, are constantly evolving, and, despite their imperfections, can help us better understand our world and communicate our perspective with others. This glossary can help you better understand the words often used by the LGBTQ+ community. It is a forever growing and evolving list.

OUT & AROUND

A Heartwarming Adventure Documentary

When Jennifer and Lisa first fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. The couple had no idea that their promise would lead them to leave their 9-5 jobs, pick up a video camera, and travel to fifteen countries through Asia, Africa and South America for one year. This is their story.

BOY ROBOT

A Novel from Simon Curtis

BOY ROBOT is the LGBTQ+ sci-fi adventure you've been waiting for! It's a fast-paced, high-stakes novel from recording artist Simon Curits that explores humanity, the ultimate power of empathy, and the greatest battle of all: love versus fear. 

Coloring with Max and McKenna

An Original It Gets Better® YouTube Series

COLORING WITH MAX AND MCKENNA features internet sensation, Max Emerson, and one of our all-star interns, McKenna Palmer chatting with your favorite LGBTQ+ YouTubers and bloggers about their inspiring, hilarious, heartbreaking, and empowering stories - all while coloring!

FINDING PRIDE

A Collection of It Gets Better® Videos

Shortly after the first It Gets Better® video was uploaded to YouTube, the campaign went viral. By now, over 60,000 videos have been shared. FINDING PRIDE, the official discussion and activity guide, takes a look at 33 of these compelling stories divided into six themes or lesson plans.

Bayard & Me

A Short Film from Super Deluxe

In BAYARD & ME, Walter Naegle looks back on his intimate relationship with the great American leader, Bayard Rustin, in a time when gay marriage was inconceivable. He reflects on the little known phenomena of intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to civil rights.

CHECK IT

A Provocative Documentary Film

A group of bullied ninth graders in D.C. have finally had enough, and form the first LGBTQ+ gang called CHECK IT that soon attracts over 200 members. But building a feared reputation is tough. When four key members are offered a way out of the violence, they set their eyes on something that unifies them instead: fashion.

Queer, There, and Everywhere

A Book from the Founder of Quist

Author Sarah Prager gives voice to twenty-three LGBTQ+ icons from history who invented and radicalized and trail-blazed. These astonishing true stories - now available in QUEER, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE - demonstrate how rich and varied gender and sexuality have always been in every culture, in every millennium.

This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

A YouTube Red Original Movie

THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS chronicles the incredible transition of Gregory, a champion diver destined for the olympics, to Gigi Gorgeous, a rising media personality. It's a story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself -- all while thousands of fans are watching on YouTube!

It Gets Better

The New York Times® Best Selling 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, political leaders, and everyday people. It was edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller, the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, and went on to become a 2011 NYT Best Seller.