The Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia this Friday, February 7. In addition to all the typical bustle and excitement, this year’s Olympics has faced its fair share of criticism – particularly from the LGBT people and their allies, thanks to Russia’s recent crackdowns against and targeting of the LGBT community.
That is why the It Gets Better Project is reaching out to LGBT youth in Russia with a message of their own. (We bet you can guess what it is!) Together, these messages of hope and acceptance can help drown out any negativity, and help youth across Russia realize they are loved and supported by friends all across the globe.
Whether or not you plan to tune in to Olympics over the next few weeks, now is the perfect time to let LGBT folks in Russia know that you’ve got their back! Check out the video below, then tap into the movement by making and uploading a video of your own.