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San Francisco Giants to LGBT Teens: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

San Francisco Giants to LGBT Teens: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

Baseball team the San Francisco Giants have earned the title of the first major sports team to record an It Gets Better video aimed at LGBT youth who may be being bullied or contemplating taking their own lives. The video, at just under a minute long, must also be viewed as a quiet but significant step in tackling homophobia in sport. 

In the video, pitcher Barry Zito features prominently and, along with host of other players, delivers delivers this uncompromising message: “We speak for the entire Giants organization when we say that there is no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone.”

Watch the video below:

For more videos from the It Gets Better project, please click here.

For further resources on bullying visit the stopbullying.gov website.

The site provides information on how to deal with bullying and covers teens, young adults, parents and educators. It also provides a page on community actions and there are dedicated pages dealing with cyberbullying and anti-LGBT bullying too.

 

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7:10PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

That's awesome!

11:36AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Truthfully, I never thought the day would come....

10:15PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Way to go, Giants.

3:18PM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Way to go Giants! I am and always will be a Giants fan! Yet another positive step in the fight against hatred and bullying!!!!!!! Thumbs up SF Giants!

8:04AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Yay!

1:49AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:31AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

This is AWESOME. I am so happy to see this day in my lifetime - when such a high profile organization puts time, money and personalities on the line to support life and love. It's about time.

11:13AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Now this is the kind of team I remember from 1962.
Go Giants!

9:26AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

This is great!

Thank you S.F. Giants for being a leader here.

And hopefully that is what you will be as more professional athlete organizations follow suit.

8:34AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

I wrote a comment a few minutes ago which hasn't shown up, so forgive if this becomes a duplicate. Thank you Steve for this article. Giants are my team, although I moved to Seattle, I left my heart in S.F. Go Giants and thanks for taking this stand.

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