It Gets Better
It Gets Better
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and White House staff recorded video messages to give hope and support to young people who are being bullied or harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Watch the videos and find resources for youth below.
President Obama: It Gets Better
As part of the It Gets Better Project, President Obama shares his message of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.
Vice President Biden: It Gets Better
As part of the It Gets Better Project, Vice President Joe Biden offers a message of support to LGBT youth who are being bullied.
White House Staff: It Gets Better
Inspired by President Obama’s “It Gets Better” video, several LGBT White House staffers share their messages of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.
Watch More Videos From Administration Officials
HHS Secretary Sebelius supports the “It Gets Better Project” in Support of LGBT Youth
Secretary Sebelius’s message to LGBT youth suffering from bullying and intolerance.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s message for the It Gets Better Project
Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack says bullying is not okay and reminds LGBT kids who have been mistreated that it gets better.
Secretary Clinton: “Tomorrow Will Be Better”
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a message to the LGBT community that “Tomorrow Will Be Better,” at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
OPM Director John Berry – It Gets Better
OPM Director John Berry “It Gets Better”
If you’re a young person who’s been bullied or harassed by your peers, or you’re a parent or teacher who knows a young person being bullied or harassed, here are a few resources that can help you:
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LBGTQ youth by providing resources and a nationwide, 24 hour hotline. If you are considering suicide or need help, call: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).
BullyingInfo.org is a project of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) focused on providing tools and resources for youth, parents, teachers and mental health providers to prevent and address bullying.
It Gets Better Project
President Obama’s video and Vice President Biden’s video are just a couple of the thousands of videos submitted by people across the country to inspire and encourage LGBT youth who are struggling. You can watch more videos at ItGetsBetterProject.com
For even more information and resources visit or call:
- Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
- Matthew Shepard Foundation
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)
The White House
* The above story is adapted from materials provided by The White House