back to top

LGBT Celebrities Share Inspiring Stories Of How "It Got Better"

The second season of the online docuseries features Rosie O'Donnell, RuPaul, Portia De Rossi, and more. "This season, in particular, the stories became about so much more than just coming out," producer Dan Bucatinsky tells BuzzFeed.

Posted on

"It would be great to hear from inspiring role models not just that it got better, but how it got better," producer Dan Bucatinsky told BuzzFeed News about the inspiration behind the series. "If we could look at the life of a celebrity, an LGBT celebrity, and have them talk about overcoming their obstacles — not just the fact that it gets better, but why was it bad in the first place?"

A collaboration with Lexus (L/Studio) in addition to Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky's Is or Isn't Entertainment, the series was originally inspired by both the Emmy-nominated "Who Do You Think You Are?" and Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project. Season 2 features a wide array of voices, from actors like Andrew Rannells and Rosie O'Donnell, to advocate Janet Mock and RuPaul of RuPaul's Drag Race.

"This season, in particular, the stories became about so much more than just coming out. Gay or not gay — LGBT or not LGBT — everybody grows up with struggles and some of them have nothing to do with coming out," explained Bucatinsky. No two stories in the series are the same, yet all carry a similar message: I made it through and so can you. As Bucatinsky puts it, "It makes everybody feel just a little less alone."


Here are the six stories featured in Season 2, all of which are now available to watch in full online.


'I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Hawaii, there would be no me," says Mock.


Although at this time there is no pick up for Season 3, Bucatinsky and his team are hoping the project continues to grow and expand. "We want to continue to find ways to tell these stories."

You can watch each individual episode of Season 2 here:

View this video on YouTube


Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!