I wanted to take this opportunity to share what I believe is a very important and timely YouTube message that was created by the Independence Business Alliance, Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. As an active member of this organization I have seen firsthand the truly inspired and positive work our group is doing in the community. 


The video is titled “It gets better” and it was produced in the hopes that it reaches LGBT youth and lets them know that each and every person has a story, and that it does in fact get better. It is hoped that the video will inspire and encourage people to be proud of who they are and keep persevering since life does get better.


While there are other “it gets better” videos out there we believe that showing real people from the local area is key to inspiring kids to hang on and reach out if they need help. Many of the videos from other campaigns have been made by sports stars, and celebrities, which is fabulous, but their message doesn’t always translate to the average student. This video hopes to show that there are regular people in their community who have been in their shoes and have made it.


You can find the video here or by searching for “IBA it gets better” on YouTube.