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!
The It Gets Better Project has produced and partnered on a number of video series, films, books, and more that are perfect for a group screening, book reading, or presentation. Check out our growing list of options below:
- It Gets Better: VH1 (9 videos, 2018)
- Coloring with Max and McKenna (8 videos, 2017-2018)
- Finding Pride (33 videos, 2010-2017)
- It Got Better (3 seasons, 18 videos, 2014-2016)
- Fearless (9 videos, 2015)
- Bayard & Me (16 min, Documentary Short, 2017)
- This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (1 hr 31 min, Documentary, 2017)
- Check It (1 hr 30 min, Documentary, 2016)
- First Girl I Loved (1 hr 30 min, Drama/Romance, 2016)
- Out & Around (1 hr 25 min, Documentary/Adventure, 2015)
- Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sara Prager (YA Nonfiction, 272 pages, 2017)
- Boy Robot by Simon Curtis (YA Fiction, 432 pages, 2016)
- It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (YA Nonfiction, 352 pages, 2011)
If you’re up to the task, we encourage you to host a screening and/or book reading of your own of one of the above items with the help of our original EduGuides (available to download for free at itgetsbetter.org/Education).
Our staff is also available to answer questions and to provide additional support or training if needed, particularly for the materials we don’t yet have EduGuides for. We’re even available to host a screening, book reading, or presentation for your group, as well, either in-person (if you’re located in the Los Angeles, CA area) or via a video call.
In 2012, the FAIR Education Act went into effect in California (USA). It mandates that all K-12 history and social studies curriculums in the state include references to the contributions of members of the LGBTQ+ community to our world today. It’s one of the first laws of its kind, and we hope it paves the way for all states (and countries, too!) to do the same.
Educators: we hope our materials make introducing the stories and lives of LGBTQ+ people in your classroom an easier and more engaging experience. Thank you for your allyship!