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.
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.
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 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: 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.