This “It Gets Better” video is an employee-driven project featuring contributions from HBG’s LGBT staff members. They shared their stories to provide hope to LGBT teens who are being bullied, and to encourage the next generation to “write their own future,” which is the theme of our video. HBG is proud to be a company that embraces the diversity of our employees, and supports the causes that are important to them.

Hachette Book Group CEO, David Young, has been a big supporter and ally of the project, saying, “What a privilege it is to be part of an industry that is, by and large, free of prejudice. Our industry is based on the telling of stories. These stories should help and inspire people, and I believe they will.”

Dan Savage founded the larger It Gets Better Project in response to the overwhelming amount of LGBT suicides that were related to bullying. The project’s goal is to showcase videos that convey a sense of hope and positivity to LGBT teens – letting them know that any bullying they are experiencing is only temporary and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. To learn more visit

Music courtesy of Piney GIr "Stay Sweet" and Fly By Pony "For The Love Of Others".