It Gets Better Canada launches youth grants to support 2SLGBTQ+ students

The US $10,000 grants aim to fund school and youth-led projects that are inclusive of sexually and gender diverse students

Why It Matters

Sexually and gender diverse youth in Canada are reported to be more prone to bullying and experiencing suicidal thoughts. Since most youth spend time in primary and secondary schools across the country, studies recommend making schools more inclusive towards 2SLGBTQ+ students to reduce the harm they experience.

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Content warning: This story mentions violence against 2SLGTBQ+ people and suicidal ideation.

When the U.S.-based It Gets Better Project first launched as a video campaign in 2010, it was in response to the suicides of teenagers who were bullied for being gay or perceived to be gay.

Thirteen years later, the project’s work is perhaps as relevant as ever — with 2SLGBTQ+ communities across the U.S. facing rising rates of hatred and violence. To combat this, the organization launched the


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