Student-Produced ‘It Gets Better’ Project Video Premieres Monday

The Georgia Tech Pride Alliance and the Writing and Communication Program announce the premiere of Georgia Tech’s “It Gets Better” video, a public event on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. It Gets Better is a national movement to reduce bullying and suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The premiere launches Georgia Tech Coming Out Week, centered around National Coming Out Day on Oct 11. 

The It Gets Better Project started in September 2010 by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage, inspiring the creation of more than 25,000 videos. Tech students were inspired by a recent video made by students at North Carolina State University. The film will be accompanied by a question and answer session with producers and participants, who will discuss the making of the video and personal experiences of coming out.

Musician and songwriter Matt Morris will also perform an acoustic set and speak about coming out, community, social media and songwriting.