It Gets Better Project

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    $100

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    $1,000

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Steven
Steven SAYS:
Hello Elliot - First of all…
Hello Elliot -

First of all, thanks to you and everybody at IGB for doing what you're doing.

As far as my involvement, I taught English in South Korea last year. I met two young gay men there who both told me they had seriously considered killing themselves. This isn't just a "pet project" for me - this matters. When President Obama announced his support for marriage equality, it occurred to me that world news coverage of that moment may have been the first time for a lot of people around the world to hear from an ally. I'm so glad that IGB is going to work on changing that. (I wrote about these issues for a GLBTQ news site in my home state of Maine, which you can find here: http://www.shiftmaine.com/news/2012/05/global-perspective-on-president-obamas-marriage-support )

Anyway, again, so glad to help out. 40% of my goal in two days!

All best,

-Steve
2 years ago
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Lucious
Lucious SAYS:
Hello Elliot, Thank you ver…
Hello Elliot,

Thank you very much for the warm welcome.

Being an outspoken bisexual gamer myself I am planning to use this opportunity to raise awareness within the gaming community. I will soon be holding a 'stream-a-thon' on twitch.tv/luciouslisa to raise money while at the same time hopefully educating my viewers on the issues the LGBT community worldwide runs into.

I hope to raise a lot of money for this excellent cause. Thank you for making this available.

- Lisa
2 years ago
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It Gets Better Project
CROWDRISE : Aug 07, 2011
EIN: 26-1906629
BASED: Los Angeles, CA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.itgetsbetter.org

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The It Gets Better Project™ was founded in September, 2010, when the first it gets better video was uploaded to YouTube, igniting a worldwide phenomenon.  That first video offered a desperately needed message of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.  It urged those youth to tough it out through the bullying and other challenges that confronted them in their teenage years and described the positive future they could experience as adults.  It told them that no matter how difficult things may be today, it gets better

Today, the mission of the It Gets Better Project is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth around the world that it gets better, and to help effect the changes necessary to make it so.  The Project is focused in three main program areas to advance this mission.

First, we use various forms of media to collect and share it gets better-themed messages of hope with LGBT youth.  Just a few examples include:

  • a continuing online video and social media campaign (www.itgetsbetter.org)
  • a series of MTV television specials called It Gets Better (the first of which was nominated for an Emmy® award), featuring the stories of courageous young people who are making it better
  • a Schools and Libraries Project, through which copies of a New York Times bestselling book with it gets better testimonials have already been donated to over 1,500 school and community libraries around the country (the book is called It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, edited by Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller). 

Second, we collaborate with non-profit organizations of all kinds to bring the it gets better message to LGBT youth, and to enhance the work and publicity of these organizations.  Just a few of our collaborations are:

  • BetterLegal™ - a program to leverage the library of over 50,000 it gets better videos to enhance the advocacy and educational work of legal services organizations working with the LGBT community, and to raise awareness within and educate the legal community about LGBT issues
  • It Gets Better, the stage program - in collaboration with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, a theatrical program inspired by the Project will be performed in community arts centers around the country (www.youtu.be/kU8G8yYTFHE), premiering in Iowa City in October
  • Seth Walsh Student Rights Project - as part of our work with the ACLU, we provided founding financial support for the Seth Walsh Student Rights Project (http://www.aclu-sc.org/issues/lgbt-equality/student-rights-project/)

Third, we are working internationally to bring the it gets better message to communities around the world, and to help develop resources and promote change that support LGBT youth. 

  • We have thus far established four international affiliates: It Gets Better Australia in Australia/New Zealand (www.itgetsbetter.org.au), Todo Mejora in Latin America (based in Chile) (www.todomejora.org), Det Blir Bättre in Sweden (www.detblirbattre.se) and Det Bli’r Bedre in Denmark (detblirbedre.dk).  We will soon launch three new affiliates in Puerto Rico, Portugal and Switzerland.  Many more affiliate programs are in development around the world. 
  • In addition to our affiliate work, our Project has been featured at pride festivals around the world, we have worked with the U.S. State Department in a variety of ways, we have secured it gets better videos from countless world leaders, and the first It Gets Better MTV special aired on all of its international television networks.

The It Gets Better Project is making a difference for LGBT youth in communities around the world, by raising awareness of the important challenges confronting this community and by providing important, inspirational messages from an ever-growing chorus of supporters.  To learn more about our organization and how you can become involved, please visit our website at www.itgetsbetter.org.

 

“It Gets Better Project” is a registered fictitious business name of the Iola Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 to provide an avenue for people in the creative community to perform charitable work and support charitable organizations.  IT GETS BETTER and IT GETS BETTER PROJECT are trademarks of Savage Love, LLC, which have been licensed to the Iola Foundation for use in connection with the It Gets Better Project. 

EIN: 26-1906629 • www.itgetsbetter.org

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39% Raised of $30,000 Goal