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2014-02-04 12:24:27

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Sochi, Russia prepares for the 2014 games, and as the international community remains divided about recently-passed anti-gay laws in that country, members of Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) continue to stand in solidarity with their Russian friends as they searched their archives and pieced together a video dedication to the LGBT Community. In October of 1999, GMCLA traveled to Moscow to perform at Tchaikovsky Hall with famed...

2014-01-21 12:29:56

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uprising of Love, the It Gets Better Project and other leading LGBT organizations have launched a week-long series of Google+ Hangouts called "Uprising of Love Hangouts on Air" to explore a variety of LGBT and human rights issues that have surfaced in connection with the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. The series aims to draw additional awareness to the situation in Russia and will cover topics ranging from acceptance in sports to...

For Homosexual Teens, It Does Get Better
2013-02-05 07:33:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A wildly popular campaign aiming to let homosexual teenagers know life "gets better" with age now has a seven-year study to back up its claim. Researchers wrote in the journal Pediatrics they found bullying against lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth improves with age. During the study, the authors found absolute rates of victimization among the LGB youth decreased from late childhood, and early teenage, to young adulthood. Also,...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rise Against and The It Gets Better Project ® are proud to announce a collaboration in conjunction with the release of Rise Against's new single, "Make It Stop (September's Children)" from their album Endgame, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The It Gets Better Project and Rise Against shift the spotlight to bullying via "Make it Stop (September's Children)," a topic Rise Against lead-singer Tim...

2011-02-01 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help underwrite recent efforts to prevent suicides among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, gay social network Fab.com is donating $1 to LGBT support organizations GLSEN and The Trevor Project for each new member who joins Fab.com in February. The donations will be made in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, the widely publicized anti-bullying video initiative addressed at sexual minority youth. Less than a year old, Fab...


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