Addressing the issue of LGBT teen suicides yesterday, NPR’s Fresh Air spoke to the organizers of the It Gets Better Project, Terry Miller and Dan Savage. The project grew from a simple idea; ask adults to create videos reassuring LGBT teens that it’s worth surviving high school, because life does get better. Since the project began last fall, over 10,000 videos have been submitted from gay as well as straight people, including President Obama (a “historic moment” says Miller; the first time a US president has reached out to the LGBT community).

This week, Miller and Savage published a companion book to the It Gets Better Project, which is a collection of expanded essays and new material from people who have posted videos to the site, as well as new contributors, and resources for teachers.

A segment on the project is scheduled to air on ABC’s Nightline tonight.

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
Retail Price: $21.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Dutton/Penguin – (2011-03-22)
ISBN / EAN: 0525952330 / 9780525952336

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