The It Gets Better Project on Thursday launched a video campaign targeting Russian LGBT youth.

“The It Gets Better Project hopes to reach the millions of LGBT youth in Russia to show they have international support against the outright discrimination happening across their country,” said Ted Farley, the group's executive director. “We want every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individual to know they are beautiful, valued and important, and that their friends and allies in the international community are keeping a close eye on their situation while working to end such injustice.”

Videos in support of Russian youth uploaded to the It Gets Better website are translated into Russian.

Inaugural videos in the campaign include messages from the United States, Moldova, Switzerland, Chile, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Australia, which have been edited into a nearly 3-minute introductory video. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)