It Gets Better Plus: Google+ Hangouts

It Gets Better Plus: National Coming Out Day Main Session


It Gets Better Plus: Q&A with Dan Savage Session


It Gets Better Plus: Transgender Discussion


It Gets Better Plus: Out at School Discussion

(New addition: January 2013)


It Gets Better Plus: Sports Discussion


On National Coming Out Day (Thursday, October 11th), we launched the first of our live Google+ Hangouts: It Gets Better Plus!

The video chat hangouts featured It Gets Better Project Co-Founder Dan Savage; StandUp Foundation’s Chairman Ben Cohen, MBE; and writer/activist Janet Mock as well as other It Gets Better supporters answering your questions about LGBT issues and coming out!

There was a main hangout and then the following breakout sessions shortly after:

  • Hangout with Dan Savage: Q&A joined by members of the Ali Forney Center.
  • Hangout about being Out at School with LGBT youth activists and Campus Pride.
  • Hangout with Transgender Leaders moderated by Janet Mock.
  • Hangout about Sports with StandUp Foundation's Chairman Ben Cohen, MBE and moderated by Cyd Zeigler from Outsports with LGBT athletes.


The hangout is also live at the It Gets Better YouTube channel, now associated with TakePart TV.

 These hangouts are our chance to give LGBTQ youth a forum to answer questions relating to coming out and to share inspiring stories of those who have come out. As with all of our It Gets Better videos, these discussions will forever live on our website and serve as a resource for LGBTQ youth considering coming out!

For more information about Google+ Hangouts, click here.