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'It Gets Better Project' Has a Message for Russian LGBT Youth: VIDEO


The It Gets Better Project has launched an international campaign to support Russian LGBT youth and let them know the world is thinking about them, launching the campaign with a video compilation featuring the foundation's international partners expressing their support.


Find the project's international YouTube page here and the Russian page here.

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  1. so...they have an "It Gets Better" for Russian kids...and it's in English? And has English subtitles? I'm confused. Someone needs to update this video with Russian subtitles so that Russian youth can actually understand it.

    Posted by: steve | Dec 5, 2013 9:43:23 PM

  2. @Steve, Please find the full site with all videos and text in Russian (or subtitled in Russian) at The identical site is available in english at And thanks to Towleroad for featuring this initiative.

    Posted by: TF | Dec 5, 2013 9:58:26 PM

  3. Great project! As many of us know, feeling like we are all alone can be one of the worst parts of discrimination...

    Posted by: kit | Dec 5, 2013 10:23:45 PM

  4. This video has the most abrasive "epic" musical score going on over the images. Note: let the people inspire us, not the pounding, thumping score. You're subverting your own intentions.

    Posted by: will | Dec 5, 2013 10:47:58 PM

  5. Great message.

    Posted by: bollox | Dec 5, 2013 10:50:14 PM

  6. 'Expressing their support.' Please. A super handsome, masculine dingbat with a cushy job sending out positive thoughts. Excuse me while I hurl.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Dec 5, 2013 11:14:07 PM

  7. I have to agree, such videos are a great help to those who feel their lives are nothing and they are useless. Knowing there are people out there, people around the world, who care about you and are working on your behalf is a great and wonderful feeling. Videos like this will save the lives of many who feel life isn't worth living. It is a great start and as a community we have to keep pushing harder and harder until we are as equal and free as everyone else.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Dec 5, 2013 11:22:27 PM

  8. What a great idea! That guy looks hot too so that can't hurt!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Dec 5, 2013 11:38:08 PM

  9. Nice, but no Asian branches?

    Posted by: emjayay | Dec 6, 2013 12:09:28 AM

  10. Fantastic, love it.

    Posted by: Will G. | Dec 6, 2013 12:48:31 AM

  11. 'A' for Effort.

    But, does it get better, tho? Even if Russia kids grow up to escape abuse & homophobic oppression . . . they're still stuck in a 3rd World country.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 6, 2013 3:39:37 AM

  12. It's something. If the LGBT youth in Russia actually get to view this video, it is indeed something. Hopefully more gets done, what that more is I don't know. It's a lot knowing you're not alone, and that the world isn't ignorant as to what's going on. I'm just not sure if this, or any other, "gay propaganda" is reaching them.

    Posted by: sam | Dec 6, 2013 3:49:14 AM

  13. Telling Russian LGBT youth that it gets better is a promise that the US groups cannot and should not be making in light of what is going on in Russia.

    Can the project not be renamed 'Fight for your rights and be safe'

    Posted by: MaryM | Dec 6, 2013 4:34:45 AM

  14. Damn, he's cute! Ted, if you're reading this, call me!

    Posted by: abden | Dec 7, 2013 9:13:40 AM

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