International Day Against Homophobia: Join us in the European Parliament!

In Europe, growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be challenging: difference often leads to bullying, self-harm, and sometimes attempting to commit suicide. Studies consistently point to higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people.

In 2012 the global theme of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is youth and education. In a touching and fast-paced video message, European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions will join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to ‘make things better’, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

Join us for this unique event in Brussels, on Wednesday 16th May at 12:30, when the video will be unveiled by the President of the European Parliament.

Please register online before Friday 11th May (noon).

Poster - International Day Against Homophobia 2012 European Parliament

About the It Gets Better project

The It Gets Better project started in September 2010, following an increase in media reports of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers committing suicide because they had been bullied. The project is an online repository of videos featuring personalities and other individuals telling teenagers that they shouldn’t attempt to self-harm, as life eventually get better.