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Philadelphia Phillies: It Gets Better (VIDEO)

Philadelphia Phillies: It Gets Better (VIDEO)

 

The Philadelphia Phillies have released an It Gets Better video to help LGBT teens and all young people who may be facing bullying and harassment at school.

Starring pitchers Roy Halladay and Michael Stutes, outfielders Hunter Pence and John Mayberry Junior, and second baseman Chase Utley, the 30-second video affirms that the Phillies “are proud to join ItGetsBetter.org to let all LGBT young people know that life gets better,” that part of growing up is about self discovery and learning who you are, and that young people should never have to face bullying for this or any other reason.

The video closes with: “We promise it gets better.”

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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).Trevor Project Links:

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Image taken from the video in the spirit of the It Gets Better project, no infringement intended.

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10:43AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

What a great cause, what a great video. More sports teams should get behind this movement. So many people, young and older, follow sports and to see their "heros" say these things just might hit home. At the very least it will make thyem thing. Good for you Phillies. You make me proud to live in the Philadelphia area. This is even more important then the World Series. GO PHILLIES!

6:55PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Not big into sports usually, but I LOVE sports for this : ) Thank you Phillies : )

3:09PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Way to go guys!

2:31PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

No matter what their record, I have always been a Phillie Phan. THIS video has made me prouder than ever to love the Fightin' Phils. WTG!!!

12:46PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

My household of Phillies phans will be as pleased as I am.
P H I L L I E S go Phillies!!!!!!!!

9:34AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Glad to see so many professional sport teams are getting involved with the "It Gets Better" project.

9:04AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Just a minor quibble: Michael Stutes is a reliever, not a starting pitcher.

But good on my Phillies (I'm Philly born and raised) for doing this!

-Z

8:56AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Good for the Phillies!

7:33AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Bullying should be a criminal offence - bust the bastards that hurt other people!

7:00AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

This is such a wonderful program. I've got my t-shirt to advertise and sent books to both of my sons' school libraries. My younger son's alma mater, NC State University, has a great video.

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