The It Gets Better Project was founded in September 2010 when the first video was uploaded to YouTube by author Dan Savage. With his partner Terry Miller he created a YouTube video in response to a number of young people taking their own lives because of being bullied in school.
Since Dan and Terry’s video there have been over 50,000 videos with messages of hope and support uploaded to YouTube. Today, the mission of the It Gets Better Project is to communicate to LGBT youth around the world that it does get better, and to help effect the changes necessary to make it so.
Now this worldwide phenomenon is taking to the stage in musical response to the difficult issue of bullying one of the most challenging issues among today’s young adults and adolescents. The It Gets Better Tour is a collaboration by L.A.’s Speak Theater Arts, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the It Gets Better Project. The performance at the Long Center will involve a number of Austin musicians, including members of Conspirare, the Capital City Men’s Chorus and others, in a program designed to inspire and open minds.
Here is a sneak peak of the amazing voices set to hit our stage next month.
This tour is all about showing all young people struggling with bullies that no matter how bad things get your life will get better. The tour inspires kids and adults alike to be themselves, stand strong through songs and stories of encouragement.