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It Gets Better

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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”


More videos

U.S. Department of the Interior: 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). 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

For even more information and resources visit or call:


The White HouseThe White House Logo

*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by  The White House



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