Consulate General Recife marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17 by celebrating the launch of a national campaign to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth across Brazil. The campaign, called Tudo Vai Melhorar Brasil allows the general public to submit videos with messages of support for LGBT youth, who often face bullying and discrimination in school and at home. Consul General Usha Pitts contributed one of the first videos to Tudo Vai Melhorar Brasil.
In 2013 Consul General Recife awarded a grant to Instituto PAPAI, a non-governmental organization based in Recife, for a project to combat homophobia and homophobic violence. The creation of Tudo Vai Melhorar Brasil is one of the project’s primary outcomes. Visit the campaign’s website to see how you can contribute your own video.
Tudo Vai Melhorar Brasil is the official Brazilian affiliate of the It Gets Better Project which started in the United States in 2010. Since It Gets Better’s creation, the campaign has spread to 14 countries. More than 50,000 people from around the world have submitted their own videos, which have been viewed more than 50 million times. A number of celebrities and political leaders including President Obama have contributed their own videos to It Gets Better.