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Chicago Cubs Record ‘It Gets Better’ Video

Chicago Cubs Record ‘It Gets Better’ Video

The Chicago Cubs baseball team has joined Dan Savage’s now global “It Gets Better” campaign to tell LGBT teens and all those who are bullied that life does get better and there is support if needed.

The video stars a handful of the team’s players, including Marlon Byrd, Darwin Barney, and Ryan Dempste. It also contains a message from co-owner Laura Ricketts who is the first openly lesbian (or gay) MLB owner. In the video, Ricketts says: “We know it can get really tough. I’ve been there… we can promise you, it does get better.”

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5:11PM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

This is fantastic.

I hope more pro sports teams will follow suit.

3:15PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

I hope so but drunks are not thinking people. The only way to solve the issue is to get rid of Cubs park and move it to the suburbs so they can put up with the trash like the city people have to. Some time in August the people get really messy and throw can/bottles/paper cups all over the neighborhood. You complain to the politicians and its not their problem. CUBS get out.

2:28PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Cubs baseball needs to get better.

12:14AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:25PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011


And Ed G, maybe some of that will change now the team is owned by a lesbian.

6:31PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

This is a great way to send the message out to boys. :D

12:55PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011


8:06AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

The Cubs are now winners

6:18AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

I will not talk about the years that when gay Chicagoans wanted to have a gay day at Cubs park they met with resistance from Cub Management. While they weren't locked out they weren't exactly welcomed either. Although it did get easier through the years.

Frankly a lot of gay people stay away from sports in general because of the anti gay attitude of some players. It has been like that since day one as far as I can go back. Athletes dislike gays. I am assuming because its not "manly" (whatever that means to the athletes).

Cubs park is pretty much at the epicenter (boys town) and there have been episodes of anti gay behavior (I was in one of them) by the fans leaving the park as they tend to be drunk either at the park or at the many bars that are just outside the park. The police never seem to be around (except just outside the park) and they sure do not ticket any night game parkers which they are supposed to. Its no wonder gay people do not like to attend Cubs games.
Just to end this most players (at least at Cubs field) are not gay friendly as they do not want to be perceived as being gay.

ps: I use Cubs park instead of the other name on purpose.

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