Ask the Atlanta Braves to make an "It Gets Better" video
  • Petitioned Frank Wren

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General Manager Frank Wren
Frank Wren
President Atlanta Braves
John Schuerholz
Chairman/CEO Atlanta Braves
Terry McGurik
Director for Braves Foundation
Ericka Newsome
Director for Public Relations
Beth Marshall

Ask the Atlanta Braves to make an "It Gets Better" video

    1. Petition by

      Alan Thacker

      Thomaston, GA

I'm a fan of Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves. I'm also very concerned about the spread of homophobia in professional sports. I was particularly alarmed at the words and actions of Roger McDowell when he verbally assaulted a man with his two daughters and three men in the stands in San Francisco.

It's time for the Atlanta Braves to stand up against anti-gay bullying and homophobia in sports by making an "It Gets Better" video -- like the San Francisco Giants, who became the first pro sports team to do so.

It is my hope that all people, LGBT and straight, can enjoy the atmosphere of major league baseball in a safe and welcoming environment. Please join me in asking Chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk, President John Schuerholz, and General Manager Frank Wren to lead the way on this important issue. Thank you.

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      Alan Thacker
      Petition Organizer

      We've got 102 signatures! If you haven't already, please share the link around with your friends, family, or anyone else you think might sign.

      We can do this.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • adam silber EAST POINT, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      with the deaths of some students locally i can not imagine this is something you would not wanna do. thanks, go Braves

    • Karen Piercy SARDIS, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      All of you over paid jocks should rethink your income requirements (in case you are unaware,the American family today is barely making ends meet!)

      Sure,the stadiums employ folks,but...

    • H Glynn Hartin ATLANTA, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      The Braves are a great ball club with high quality players and staff. Please continue to display that high quality and high ethics by participating in this campaign. Atlantan here and Braves fan!!!

    • Martin Stone ACWORTH, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      As a citizen of Georgia and North Atlanta - and as a BRAVES! fan - I would hope that as a symbol of the "City too busy to hate", the Atlanta Braves would do the right thing and make an "It Gets Better" video.

    • M. Grunch MACON, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      If this IS a profession & a sport, please act professionally when in the public domain.


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