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Los Angeles Dodgers: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Dodgers: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers have released an It Gets Better video to support LGBT youth and all those who face school bullying.

The video focuses on a message of respecting other people regardless of personal characteristics like race, sexual orientation or gender identity. Contributions come from a number of players and coaches including Don Mattingly, James Loney, Matt Guerrier, Jamey Carroll, A.J. Ellis, Rod Barajas and Hiroki Kuroda.

From the team’s press release:

“The Dodgers have been outspoken advocates for equality and against all societal prejudices dating back to the days of Jackie Robinson,” said Dodgers Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Howard Sunkin. “Our club wholeheartedly supports an end to bullying and violence against LGBT youth. There is zero tolerance for violence of any kind for any reason in our community.”

The Dodgers’ It Gets Better Project video can be viewed now at www.dodgers.com/dmn. It includes messaging in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Watch the video below:

Don’t Suffer in Silence, Get Help

The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 helpline with trained counselors ready to listen if you or someone you know would like to talk about the issues dealt with in this post.

The Trevor Project Helpline number is 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).

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IMPORTANT: If you live outside America and require information on services in your country the International Association for Suicide Prevention carries information for crisis centers from across the globe. Please click here for those resources.

 

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12:17AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:35PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Thanks

6:59AM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

The more efforts there are to encourage people to develop their own way and dæmonise or outlaw homophobia, the better. The prudes and extremists will just have to survive on parallel promotion of 'do your sex in private'!

5:03AM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Alas, there are so many folks in this country, especially conservative politicians who do not want it to get better, they want it to get worse.

8:43PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Nice video.

7:22PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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