The “It Gets Better” Project was created by Dan Savage, author of the column “Savage Love”. Influenced by the tragic suicide of gay teen Billy Lucas, Dan launched the “It Gets Better” Project to help spread awareness among LGBT youth that life does indeed “get better”. In Dan’s own words, “many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.”
The Southern Nevada Association of Pride Inc. hopes to help share these stories and bring awareness to our local Las Vegas LGBT community. The “It Gets Better Las Vegas” Project encourages LGBT Youth and Adults of all ages to submit videos about how their lives improved after childhood bullying, or other forms of discrimination due to sexual orientation, gender identity, race, etc. Speaking out and sharing our life experiences can help others who may be facing similar situations.
We implore as Dan Savage did: “If you’re gay or lesbian or bi or trans and you’ve ever read about a kid like Billy Lucas and thought, “…I wish I could’ve told him that it gets better,” this is your chance. We can’t help Billy, but there are lots of other Billys out there—other despairing LGBT kids who are being bullied and harassed, kids who don’t think they have a future—and we can help them.”
They need to know that it gets better. Submit a video. “Give them hope.”
If you have a video that you would like to submit to the It Gets Better Las Vegas Project, please contact us.
Download a Information Flyer (PDF)
Visit the It Gets Better Las Vegas YouTube Channel