One day I came across a brilliant American project called "It Gets Better”.
Its aim was to diminish gay teens’ suicide rates in the USA by bringing them some perspective on the fact that coming out is indeed quite difficult and challenging, but things eventually get better, and one is very likely to lead a beautiful and fulfilling life.
I quickly connected with my friend and brilliant director, Gustavo Ferri, and within two weeks we had 30 representatives of the LGBT community in São Paulo pouring their hearts out to us.
Our goal was slightly different: beyond helping suicidal teens in our country, we wanted to expose to the media the normalcy of the real, (not stereotypical), gay and transgender lifestyles.
I personally interviewed all of them through twelve hours of tears, love and memories in what came to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
The exposée debuted at MASP, Latin American’s largest museum, and has since been seen by over 1 million people online, and used for governmental and educational purposes.