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.
Image taken from the video campaign under fair use terms, no infringement intended.