Share Your Story

Sample Stories

Here are some excerpts for inspiration!

How has it gotten better for you?

"Today I'm volunteering, playing sports in an LGBT league and have a wealth of people in my life who know and love me for who I am. There is only one me - and that me is awesome. It's a long way from when I cried myself to sleep; things I never imagined possible have happened. I just wish someone had been there to tell me that it gets better... Because it's true."
- David from Toronto, Ontario

How have you been working to help LGBT youth?

"I am currently a member of GSA and best friends with many gay and bisexual people. Our school participated in GLSEN's "Day of Silence." We are trying as a whole to get those people who are homophobic to tolerate that they can't get rid of people and can't stop people from being who they are. After we get them to tolerate, we are going to work on acceptance. I pledge to continue on helping it get better and stopping anyone who plans on not making it get better."
- Tyne from Connecticut

How has the It Gets Better Project helped you?

"I want to say...your project saved my life. As I graduated high school, a close friend gave me the It Gets Better book, and it is the one thing that I have always carried with me. It is a source of inspiration for me, and...it's kept me going. Your project has saved my life. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."
- Gay teen from Wisconsin
 

We know it gets better because of the uplifting and heartfelt stories that you share with us. We also know it gets better because of all the work so many of our supporters are doing in their community to help LGBT youth.

  • How has it gotten better for you?
  • How have you been working to help LGBT youth?
  • How has the It Gets Better Project helped you?
  • As an adult what advice do you have for LGBT youth?
  • How has social media inspired you to take on bullying in your school?

In the coming weeks we’ll be featuring some of your stories on our site to give hope to LGBT youth and to inspire more people to get involved with the It Gets Better Project. Please keep your submissions to under 750 words and if you'd like, send us a photo to go with your story. If you'd like to make a video submission, click here.