6 New It Gets Better Videos That Will Brighten Your Day
Since 2010, the It Gets Better Project has collected over 60,000 video stories from LGBTQ people and their allies from around the world. Here are some of our favorites from January 2017.
1. Josh and Shoshana - Creators of The Chances
Josh and Shoshana are the creators and actors from Super Deluxe's new online series, The Chances. Both are deaf, and Josh identifies as gay.
2. Jesus Gonzalez - Student
3. Christina Planitzer - Teach For Austria
Christina works for Teach For Austria, a partner organization of the U.S.-based Teach For America. Both are nonprofits working to ensure educational success for all students. Christina's video embodies that goal; she's using her role as a teacher to assure that it does get better for each and every one of her students.
4. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Technology Company
AMD is an innovative company working to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home, and play. They're one of many companies working to provide more inclusive work environments for LGBTQ people like you and me. To learn more about inclusion in the workplace, check out www.hrc.org/corporate-equality-index.
5. Leslie A. Bassett - U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay
6. Marcos Lobo - Blogger
Craving more?! Go to www.itgetsbetter.org, or keep scrolling to learn more about the cool things It Gets Better and its affiliates are doing around the world.
MEXICO: It Gets Better México hosted their monthly Microfono Abiento ("Open Mic") show for LGBTQ+ performers at the iconic Voces en Tinta bookstore in the Zona Rosa (the gay district in Mexico City) hosted by out comedians Adriana Chávez and Martín León. If in Mexico, follow their Facebook to find out more about upcoming events. Don't miss out!
CHILE: As we speak, the Senate of Chile (the upper house of the country's National Congress) is debating the Ley de Identitdad de Género (the "Gender Identity Law"), one that would allow Chilean citizens to change their legal gender to reflect their gender identity. Our affilaite in Chile - Todo Mejora - is working hard to inform people about the benefits that such a law would bring to LGBTQ youth in the country.
GREECE: It Gets Better Greece is a proud supporter and co-producer of "BY YOUR SIDE," a nationwide media campaign promoting the visibility of same sex couples in Greece. Recently, it aired on national Greek television, making it the first LGBTI related video to do so. Amazing!
SPAIN: Congratulations to Mike, Stéphanie, and Manuel, the winners of It Gets Better España's recent video contest. We can't wait to see the new LGBTQ stories coming out of Spain!