Premieres on MTV and Logo on Tuesday, February 21.
Dan Savage, syndicated columnist, author, co-creator of the It Gets Better Project, and star of MTV’s upcoming series Savage U, anchors a 60-minute It Gets Better special, which spotlights the emotional and societal struggles many LGBT youth face. It Gets Better airs on both MTV and Logo on Tuesday, February 21, at 10 p.m. central time.
It Gets Better focuses on the stories of three young people at a crossroads in their lives: a young man struggling to tell his family and friends that he is gay; a lesbian fighting for parental acceptance; and a transgender man preparing to get married.
In addition, video messages containing sentiments of hope and support from Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, along with Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, Margaret Cho, Chaz Bono, Tim Mcllarth and Brandon Barnes of Rise Against, Vinny Guadagnino, Dave Holmes, Sia, and Jake Shears, are included in the It Gets Better special.
“The lives of these three young people will resonate with millions of teens—gay and straight—who are being bullied for simply being themselves,” said Savage. “It’s so important they know that things get better and that living openly and honestly and being who you are makes it better. They have so many great moments ahead of them and they will do things they never thought possible—so long as they keep fighting, stay positive, and stay with us.”