Friday, June 3, 2011

San Francisco Giants - First Pro Sports Team to Join the It Gets Better Campaign

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Matt Cain

Somehow it's not surprising that San Francisco's Giants are the first pro sports team to join the It Gets Better Project. On the other hand, to take this stand in the largely anti-gay world of professional sports is an important and admirable thing to do. Good for them. Male sports remain one of the last places where it is acceptable to be openly homophobic.

So, at least for now, it really doesn't get better if you are gay and you are an athlete. Which really sucks.

Via Rolling Stone:

Major League Baseball to LGBT: "It Gets Better"

The San Francisco Giants have become the first professional sports franchise to join the It Gets Better campaign on behalf of bullied gay youth.

Watch their contribution below:


Professional sports are still rank with homophobia, so major props to pitchers Barry Zito, Matt Cain, Sergio Romo and outfielder Andres Torres for standing up for gay teens.


1 comment:

Sage said...

Very Cool. Thanks Bill!