Though there are a number of important distinctions between them, there are many common themes and experiences that link the LGBT and Intersex community, hence the use of LGBTQIA.

One of the most apparent is the fact that many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. LGBT kids and teens, will often hide their sexuality and themselves for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves. Many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, but the "It Gets Better Project" does. 

On a personal note, every single video resonated with me. Despite the demographic differences between the people in these videos; geographic, economic, age, race, sexuality, gender, sex etc., and then the further differences between them and me, these testimonies made me feel connected to something larger and understood. 

As Janet Mock puts it "what makes stories so powerful is that when we have access to them we feel less alone...We feel like we could go out and conquer the world because someone had already been there." The XYSuz 'It Got Better' video is still to come but in the meantime look at these powerful videos of people for whom it got better.