Thursday, August 9, 2012

MTV Casting Call For Fresno

MTV is looking for LGBT people, who appear to be 15-25 years of age, to participate in the next "It Gets Better" special. They have reached out to Gay Central Valley to help them get the word out in the Fresno area. 

MTV's "It Gets Better" special will feature young people on the LGBTQ spectrum who are making it better for themselves, however they choose. We hope to show the strength of their character, while highlighting the obstacles that they encounter because of their sexual orientation and / or gender identity. Here are some examples of things we've heard: 

* confronting a bullying situation in some way
* starting a GSA in a conservative high school
* addressing homophobia / hurtful comments / ignorance
* working to get out of a couch surfing situation
* trying to reconnect with a family member or loved one
* dealing with discrimination 
* fighting for legal rights 
* improving a relationship with a family member or friend 
* coming out in some form
* advancing one's transition
* using music, comedy or some sort of performance to share your sexual orientation / gender identity
* struggling with acceptance 

The Website with the Casting Call is...  HERE

From the site...

MTV is casting for another acclaimed "It Gets Better" special. We are looking for people who appear to be 15-25, and want to share their stories and experiences about growing up LGBT.

The more information you share, the better we get to know you! You should be open to sharing your stories and struggles on-camera. If interested, please email us your story and the following information at

Please include:
-Phone Number

Your Story:
-When did you become aware of your sexual orientation/gender identity?
-How "out" are you to your parents, family, friends, classmates, co-workers, etc?
-What sort of relationship do you currently have with your family?
-What, do you think, are the unique challenges that you face as an LGBT person?
-What needs to get better for you? What has gotten better for you?
-What are the biggest challenges you currently face and how are you approaching these challenges?
-When you're not in school or at work, what do you do for fun? What makes you most happy? What are your future goals?

Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to hearing your story.

If you did not see MTV's first "It Gets Better" special and would like to check it out, here it is:

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