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    Thank you all so much for your support of the Make It Better Project -- and your work to make it better for LGBT youth in your community and around the world!

    The project was planned to only last a year, but...

    Great new Make It Better video from the University of Akron LGBTU! Check it out:

     

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    We are so saddened to hear that Phillip Parker, a gay 14-year-old student in Tennessee,...

    Senator Franken was one of the first people to make a Make It Better video, and we're thrilled that he hasn't stopped there. His Student Non-Discrimination...

    Girl Scout BoycottA few months ago, we congratulated the Girl Scouts of Colorado on their...

    This post is the second in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri,...

    Make It Better - Get Congress to Move on Anti-Bullying Legislation

    By R. Judy Flesher
    Cross-posted from...

    Iowa GSA students challenge Michele BachmannYesterday, we saw a news story about a couple...

    Youth activists hella heart GSA!Young people and adults who spend time in middle and...

    In the next week and a half, the Make It Better Project will feature updates from Gay-Straight Alliance Network's National Programs Manager, who is on a road trip to make it better! Read the kickoff blog and...

    Michigan SenatorTwo Michigan teens have decided to stand up to their bullying legislature, and...

    YA authors can make it better!

    Kat Kruger, freelance writer and YA vlogger, got tired of telling young people to wait for better when young adult...

    Wow. From the Associated Press:

    Lady Gaga is launching...

    Check out this amazing video from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to learn the first steps to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club in your...

    Must-watch Make It Better video from the amazing youth activists at TrevorSpace! After watching, check out the Trevor Project and ...

    Criminalization Can't Make It Better

    The following post was originally published at Policy Mic in response to Professor...

    Spirit DayTomorrow is ...

    We want to shine a spotlight on this amazing new Make It Better video from One Colorado and Colorado GSA Network for...

    We were devastated to hear this weekend that another young person died by suicide.

    Jamie Hubley, a 15-year-old student from Ottawa, Canada, had posted on the internet about his experiences as a gay youth and...

    What’s the best way to combat bullying? Does “It Gets Better” send the right message? Join the debate now over at PolicyMic!

    Then, check out the "other side" of the argument...

    Earlier this week, we asked folks to make it better for LGBT and allied youth in Tennessee by signing...

    It's bad enough when principals try to block a Gay-Straight Alliance from forming in their school, but one principal in Tennessee allegedly took his hostility towards LGBT youth further: he verbally and physically...

    Tell Lady Gaga how YOU Make It Better

    Last week, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer died by suicide. He was part of the LGBT community, he had been bullied and...

    The following piece by GSA Network and the Make It Better Project was originally published on the Huffington Post and can be found here: ...

    Updated 9/21/11 - Week of Action now: October 19-26

    Campaign fliers and posters now available!

    It's back-to-school for LGBT and allied...

    USA Today featured the Make It Better Project and Gay-Straight Alliance Network in a feature on LGBT youth empowerment! Click below for a larger version:...

    Emily Coffin is a senior at Saugus High School in Saugus, California and a youth trainer at this year's National Gathering of GSA Networks, which begins today in Washington, DC.

    I'm thrilled to be...

    Make It Better Summer online sessions have begun -- and if you missed the Orientation Session, the recording is now up, in full, for you to watch! Check it out...

    Benji Delgadillo is a senior at San Juan Hills High School in Orange County, California. He serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Gay-Straight Alliance Network and has been a leading activist for the...

    Want to understand the challenges, the hopeful signs, the seriousness, and the promise of the struggle to create safer schools for LGBT students in America?

    Try visiting Minnesota's largest school district,...

    Teachers can make it better by becoming Gay-Straight Alliance advisers, coming out, incorporating LGBT people into their class materials, and creating safe spaces...

    ...if they have the job support...

    "What if I just want to read comics all day? How do you make me care?"

    It's another busy day at Netroots Nation, and I've got lots to report from the youth panel I attended this morning (sneak preview: "No youth + no hip-hop = no movement").

    For the moment, though, I think I'll...

    Nobody wants to yell at an ally. Straight allies play an essential role in combating bullying and campaigning for and with LGBT youth, as Gay-Straight Alliance clubs prove daily.  Adult allies greatly advance youth...

    With many thanks to Mike Rogers, there's a Make It Better Project presence at Netroots Nation this year! Netroots Nation is an annual convention for...

    It’s been a high-powered week for LGBT youth. The White House held a two-day LGBT Youth Summit, the first of its kind.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a “Dear Colleague” letter affirming official support...

    Welcome to the (better) Make It Better Project!

    Gay-Straight Alliance Network launched the Make It Better Project in October 2010 to raise a question left out of the national dialogue about LGBT youth and...