San Francisco Giants make “It Gets Better” video in support of LGBT youth
Today, the San Francisco Giants became the first professional sports organization to take a stand against bullying in the It Gets Better campaign. Towleroad reports that the Giants’ participation came about after an online petition garnered over 6,000 signatures.
There are currently over 6,200 signatures a petition at Change.org initiated by a 12-year-old Red Sox fan has asking the Boston baseball team to also join the campaign against homophobic bullying. Sam Maden of Nashua, New Hampshire writes in his petition letter:
Every day, gay and lesbian teens in middle school and high school are made fun of and bullied. It’s sad that some of them are bullied so badly, they commit suicide. There are videos on YouTube called “It Gets Better” videos that tell young people it is OK to be who they are.
My name is Sam, I am 12 years old and my two friends and I really like the Boston Red Sox. We have looked up ways to change our community, and our country. On YouTube and Facebook you can see examples of “It Gets Better” videos. There are hundreds. So please can you make a video to help young gay and lesbian teens? You can help us save lives one teen at a time?
Recently, a petition much like this one was made to ask the San Francisco Giants to make a video. We can do the same. My favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox, and I want to hear you tell teens that “It Gets Better.”
Watch the video: