Rutgers DSC LogoEllen Malenas Ledoux and Dawn Walsh, Department of English Production of Its Gets Better video featuring individual students, student-led groups, faculty members, and administrators spreading the message of acceptance and encouragement central to the project. The It Gets Better Project, is an internet-based initiative in which LGBTQ adults and their allies reach out to young people with a simple, powerful truth: “it gets better.” The video’s production constitutes a Civic Engagement component built into the curriculum of two Spring 2015 semester classes, “New Queer Cinema” and “Gender and Sexuality in Literature,” taught by Dawn Walsh and Ellen Malenas Ledoux respectively.

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