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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