Parents' Guide to

It Gets Better Project

By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

LGBTQ site offers teens advice on how to cope with bullying.

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IT GETS BETTER sends LGBTQ teens a very important message: You are not alone. The site offers a place where teens can feel love from a supportive community when overwhelmed by hopelessness. The campaign was created by columnist Dan Savage and his partner, Terry, as a movement to eliminate the emotional damage of bullying and hate crimes. The movement aims to help struggling LGBTQ teens understand that adolescence can be a very difficult time, but is a diminutive part of life.

The testimonials on this site are from successful LGBTQ adults who are currently following their dreams and leading lives of happiness, and there are also videos from supporters such as President Obama and the San Francisco Giants baseball team. These stories of support make this an essential site for LGBTQ teens who may be struggling with acceptance.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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