The It Gets Better Residency

Young People Who Are Bullied Need to Know that it gets better!

it gets better was created in 2010 by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage as a YouTube video that gave hope to young people who felt bullied. After a rash of suicides by bullied teens, this video by Savage and his husband Terry Miller paved the way for supporters across the word to tell LGBTQ youth in their own words that it does get better.

The it gets better tour takes this profound message one step further, as a small but dedicated ensemble travels to communities nationwide to produce a week of educational workshops culminating in a moving musical theater performance.

Schedule of Events June 12 – 16, 2018

Wednesday & Friday 5pm-7pm

Join Us the Week of June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12

Karaoke Night at The Book Cellar in Lake Worth from 6-9pm.

Wednesday, June 13

The it gets better Journey from 2:30-3:30pm and the World Café from 4-6pm at Compass Community Center.

Saturday, June 16

it gets better Performance at the Kravis Center at 7:30pm.

Photo Credit: Ted Sun

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6-9pm: Karaoke

it gets better uses the universal foundations of music to tell stories to educate and enlighten people to the struggles of LGBTQ Youth.

In keeping with the it gets better spirit, join us at the Book Cellar (801 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460) as come together to sing and enjoy the company of kindred spirits. It promises to be a fun evening full of musical expression in a judgement-free space.

Location: The Book Cellar, 801 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:30-3:30pm: Journey

The it gets better Journey is an opportunity to learn more about the it gets better Project in an open forum of inquiry and dialogue.  Company members share their personal stories and reflections about the mission of the project.

Location: Compass Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4-6pm: World Café

it gets better World Café Workshop explores the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors in the community towards LGBTQ people and particularly LGBTQ youth. This group session aims to identify solutions and create an action plan for creating positive change in Palm Beach County.

This workshop is for community members including educators, parents, students, leaders, elected officials, law enforcement, artists and business professionals.

Location: Compass Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL  

Photo Credit: Ted Sun
Photo Credit: Jamers Geiger

Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:30pm: it gets better Performance at the Kravis Center

The it gets better Residency Week culminates in the highly acclaimed it gets better performance which combines live actors and dynamic, multi-media presentations to combine the week-long activities into one ultimate expression of hope and action for our community.

Choose your seat at the Kravis Center official website Kravis.org or call 561-832-7469

Location: The Kravis Center

701 Okeechobee Blvd, WPB, FL 33401