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December 2016: It Gets Better Global News

December 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Each month, we bring you updates about the It Gets Better Project and our affiliates around the world. Check out the great news from December 2016.  

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November 2016: It Gets Better Global News

November 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Each month, we bring you updates about the It Gets Better Project and our affiliates around the world. Check out the great news from November 2016 below.  

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October 2016: It Gets Better Global News

October 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Each month, we bring you updates about the It Gets Better Project and our affiliates around the world. Check out the great news from October 2016 below. 

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September 2016: It Gets Better Global News

September 2016: It Gets Better Global News

We bring you monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project and our affiliates around the world. Check out the great news from September 2016 below. 

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Call for Applicants: International Program Intern

Call for Applicants: International Program Intern

Are you: Interested in gaining experience in the for-purpose industry? Looking to help out a local, LA-based nonprofit organization? Passionate about LGBT issues? Then we've got an opportunity for you! 

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August 2016: It Gets Better Global News

August 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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July 2016: It Gets Better Global News

July 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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June 2016: It Gets Better Global News

June 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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May 2016: It Gets Better Global News

May 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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Global Grants 2016: Round 2 (July - Dec.)

Global Grants 2016: Round 2 (July - Dec.)

We’ve seen the impact of the Project's mission on the lives of LGBT youth in the United States, and we work to help make sure that happens for youth worldwide. We do this by investing in local, grassroots efforts that benefit LGBT communities abroad through our Global Grants program. Click here to learn more. 

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April 2016: It Gets Better Global News

April 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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March 2016: It Gets Better Global News

March 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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The It Gets Better Project is on Moovz!

The It Gets Better Project is on Moovz!

The It Gets Better Project is now on Moovz, a free social networking app where primarily LGBT young people can make connections and update others on their lives. We have over 4,000 followers from around the world already! Check out what that means here, and learn how you can connect, too. 

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It Gets Better Project launches affiliate in Peru!

It Gets Better Project launches affiliate in Peru!

The It Gets Better Project is proud to announce the launch of the newest addition to our international network of affiliates around the world, It Gets Better Perú! Click on the article to learn more.  

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February 2016: It Gets Better Global News

February 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world.  

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It Gets Better Project heads to New Zealand for 2016 ILGA Oceania Conference

It Gets Better Project heads to New Zealand for 2016 ILGA Oceania Conference

Members of the It Gets Better Project's international team are heading to Middle Earth next week, to the ILGA Oceania Human Rights & Health Conference being held in Wellington, New Zealand from March 9-12, 2016. Click here to find out more about this amazing conference - and our participation in it - this year!  

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January 2016: It Gets Better Global News

January 2016: It Gets Better Global News

Don't miss our monthly updates about the It Gets Better Project's global work and that of our affiliate programs around the world. 

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Summer Program with the George Washington School of English from Madrid, Spain

Summer Program with the George Washington School of English from Madrid, Spain

The George Washington School of English from Madrid, Spain brings students from around the world to Los Angeles, California each summer to give them an immersive opportunity to learn English and engage with American people and cultures. This year, the G.W. School of English, with help from the It Gets Better Project, is going to offer a special trip for LGBT students. Learn more about the program here!  

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December 2015: Better News from Around the World

December 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates about our international work and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from December 2015.  

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Best of 2015: Videos from Around the World

Best of 2015: Videos from Around the World

The It Gets Better Project and our international affiliates create and collect a lot of videos, all in the hopes that they'll help empower LGBT youth. Take a look at our best (in this case, "Most Viewed") videos from 2015. 

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It Gets Better Colombia launches on #GivingTuesday 2015!

It Gets Better Colombia launches on #GivingTuesday 2015!

The It Gets Better Project is proud to announce the launch of the newest addition to our international network of affiliates around the world, It Gets Better Colombia! Click on the article to learn more.  

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November 2015: Better News from Around the World

November 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates about our international work and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from November 2015. 

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It Gets Better Project Launches Global Grants

It Gets Better Project Launches Global Grants

We’ve seen the impact of the Project's mission on the lives of LGBT youth in the United States, and we work to help make sure that happens for youth worldwide. We do this by investing in local, grassroots efforts that benefit LGBT communities abroad. That's why we are proud to announce the launch of Global Grants. Click here to learn more.  

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It Gets Better…in Mexico! (June 16-19, 2015)

It Gets Better…in Mexico! (June 16-19, 2015)

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. Last stop: Mexico! 

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October 2015: Better News from around the World

October 2015: Better News from around the World

Each month we bring you updates about our international work and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from October 2015!  

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It Gets Better Project launches It Gets Better Greece!

It Gets Better Project launches It Gets Better Greece!

The It Gets Better Project is proud to announce the launch of the newest addition to our international network of affiliates around the world, It Gets Better Ελλάδα (Greece)! Click on the article to learn more.  

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Who’s going to the ILGA Europe Annual Conference this year? The It Gets Better Project!

Who’s going to the ILGA Europe Annual Conference this year? The It Gets Better Project!

Members of the It Gets Better Project International team are heading back to Europe soon! This time it will be to Athens, Greece for the 2015 ILGA Europe Annual Conference from October 28-31. Click here to find out more about this amazing conference - and our participation in it - this year!  

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September 2015: Better News from Around the World

September 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates about our international work and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from September 2015! 

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5 Things I Learned This Summer About the LGBT Community in Israel

5 Things I Learned This Summer About the LGBT Community in Israel

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. Sixth stop: Israel!  

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August 2015: Better News from Around the World

August 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from August 2015.  

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It Gets Better…in Sweden! (May 25-30, 2015)

It Gets Better…in Sweden! (May 25-30, 2015)

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. Fifth stop: Sweden!  

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July 2015: Better News from Around the World

July 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from July 2015. 

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It Gets Better…in Portugal! (May 22-24, 2015)

It Gets Better…in Portugal! (May 22-24, 2015)

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. Fourth stop: Portugal!  

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It Gets Better…in Spain! (May 21-22 & May 30-June 2, 2015)

It Gets Better…in Spain! (May 21-22 & May 30-June 2, 2015)

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. Third stop: Spain!  

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May & June 2015: Better News from Around the World

May & June 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from May & June 2015 below. Happy Pride! 

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It Gets Better Project launches Todo Mejora Ecuador!

It Gets Better Project launches Todo Mejora Ecuador!

We are proud to announce the newest addition to our international network of affiliate projects around the world, Todo Mejora Ecuador! Read on to find out more about the current state of LGBT rights in Ecuador and what Todo Mejora Ecuador plans to do (and is already doing!) to make things better for LGBT youth there. 

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It Gets Better…in Italy! (May 19-21, 2015)

It Gets Better…in Italy! (May 19-21, 2015)

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. Second stop: Italy!  

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It Gets Better…in Moldova! (May 13-17, 2015)

It Gets Better…in Moldova! (May 13-17, 2015)

From May-June 2015, we took the International Program on the road! Get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we participated in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world. First stop: Moldova! 

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“Because I Live Here!: Snapshots of LGBT Lives in Moldova”

“Because I Live Here!: Snapshots of LGBT Lives in Moldova”

This article contains 16 beautiful stories from a recently published booklet in Moldova. Each tells the story of an LGBT person who has found happiness and courage in who they are, in who they love, and in where they live - in a country where acceptance can be hard to find. 

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It Gets Better Project International Goes to Europe! (May 13 - June 15)

It Gets Better Project International Goes to Europe! (May 13 - June 15)

Follow us as we travel abroad this summer! Find out where the Project is going, get a glimpse at some of the fascinating events we're participating in around the world, and learn about the culture and vibrancy of LGBT communities around the world.  

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April 2015: Better News from Around the World

April 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from April 2015!  

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It Gets Better (Btokoun Ahsan)

It Gets Better (Btokoun Ahsan)

This essay comes from "It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," a collection of original essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. This one was written by Bashar Makhay, a community organizer for the Middle Eastern gay community. You can purchase a copy of the book, or donate one to a local school or library, through our store at itgetsbetter.org.  

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March 2015: Better News from Around the World

March 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from March 2015! 

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This I Know for Sure

This I Know for Sure

This essay comes from "It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," a collection of original essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. This one was written by popular blogger, A. Y. Daring from Canada. You can purchase a copy of the book, or donate one to a local school or library, through our store at itgetsbetter.org. 

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February 2015: Better News from Around the World

February 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we bring you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from February 2015 here!  

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Action Makes It Better

Action Makes It Better

This essay comes from "It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," a collection of original essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. This one was written by Urvashi Vaid, an Indian American leading LGBT rights activist. You can purchase a copy of the book, or donate one to a local school or library, through our store at itgetsbetter.org 

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January 2015: Better News from Around the World

January 2015: Better News from Around the World

Each month we'll be bringing you updates from our International Program and some of our wonderful affiliate programs from around the world. Check out the awesome news from January 2015 here!  

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It Gets Better for a British Soldier

It Gets Better for a British Soldier

This essay comes from "It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," a collection of original essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. This one was written by Lance Corporal James Wharton from London, England. You can purchase a copy of the book, or donate one to a local school or library, through our store at itgetsbetter.org.  

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“FINDING YOUR OWN NICHE:” An Interview with Finnish LGBT Activist, Roh Petas

“FINDING YOUR OWN NICHE:” An Interview with Finnish LGBT Activist, Roh Petas

Roh Petas has gone from grass-roots activism in hir native Finland to working with LGBTQ issues on an international level as the Chair of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trangender, Queer Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO) in 2012-2013 and in the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth since 2014. Ze is also working as a trainer for teachers in gender equality issues and norm criticism. 

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Life Unfolds Exactly As It Should (But Not As You Planned)

Life Unfolds Exactly As It Should (But Not As You Planned)

This essay comes from "It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," a collection of original essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. This one was written by Sean Blane and David Rosen of Canada. You can purchase a copy of the book, or donate one to a local school or library, through our store at itgetsbetter.org.  

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The Person Worth Fighting For Is You (La persona por la que vale la pena luchar, eres tu)

The Person Worth Fighting For Is You (La persona por la que vale la pena luchar, eres tu)

This essay comes from "It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living," a collection of original essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. This one was written by Alex R. Orue of Mexico. You can purchase a copy of the book, or donate one to a local school or library, through our store at itgetsbetter.org. 

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