Education

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

Engaging Your Community:

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? Then look no further! Our content is perfect for group screenings and book readings.

FINDING PRIDE

Featured

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. It was made in collaboration with Journeys in Film.

Bayard & Me

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

From Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer

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

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

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 Seller

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.

GLOSSARY

LGBTQ+ Definitions

Language is an incredibly powerful tool. It allows 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.