Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

2010/2011 Season



The video messages below from Christopher Stowell and Diane Syrcle were recorded as part of the It Gets Better campaign in support of LGBT youth.

It Gets Better: Christopher Stowell
It Gets Better: Diane Syrcle


The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

To Write Love on Her Arms
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  Hope is real.  Help is real.  Love is the movement.


The “It Gets Better” Project is a place where young people who are gay, lesbian, bi, or trans can see with their own eyes how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where LGBT adults can share the stories of their lives, and straight allies can add their names in solidarity and help spread our message of hope.

The Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Trans Youth & Family Allies
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

A Thin Line
MTV’s “A Thin Line” campaign gives young people the resources to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in their life and amongst their peers, from sexting, text/online harassment, and cyberbullying.

Half Of Us
Half of Us works to provide resources for young people on college campuses who are struggling with depression and other mental health issues.


The Make It Better Project
The Make It Better Project gives youth the tools and resources they need to make their schools safer for LGBT youth right now.

The GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Network
Step-by-step instructions on how to start a GSA in your school, including getting registered with the national organization and knowing your GSA’s legal rights.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

The Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Amplify Your Voice
Amplify Your Voice is a website by and for LGBTQ youth dedicated to community activism.

Stomp Out Bullying
Stomp Out Bullying (a signature program of Love Our Children USA), focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism and truancy, and deterring violence in schools, playgrounds, online and in communities across the country. 



OBT on Blogger OBT BLOG
OBT on Facebook FACEBOOK
OREGON BALLET THEATRE / 818 SE Sixth Avenue / Portland, OR 97214 / 503.2.BALLET / 503.222.5538 / Regional Arts & Culture Council RACC Work for Art Oregon Cultural Trust Oregon Arts Commission National Endowment for the Arts KINK fm Creative Advocacy Network Oregon Athletic Clubs