Ask the Chicago Cubs to make an "It Gets Better" video
  • Petitioned Peter Chase

This petition was delivered to:

Director, Media Relations
Peter Chase
Executive Vice President, Community Affairs/General Counsel, Chicago Cubs
Michael Lufrano
Manager, Community Affairs, Fundraising, Development and Events, Chicago Cubs
Connie Falcone
President
Crane Kenney
Major League Video Coordinator
Naoto Masamoto
Vice President/General Manager
Jim Hendry

Ask the Chicago Cubs to make an "It Gets Better" video

    1. Joe Hinton
    2. Petition by

      Joe Hinton

      Chicago, IL

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June 2011

Victory

The Chicago Cubs announced they will be the second team to make an "It Gets Better" video after more than 1,600 Cubs fans signed Joe Hinton's petition on Change.org. The Cubs are following the Giants' lead who released their "It Gets Better" video on June 1 in response to Sean Chapin's petition on Change.org. The Cubs have shown they truly care about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth!

You can watch the Cubs' It Gets Better video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcpkRL_5IYk

 

The San Francisco Giants have become the first professional sports team to make a video to make an "It Gets Better" video to help convey to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teenagers and young adults that it does in fact get better. More than 10,000 "It Gets Better" videos have been made by public figures, organizations, and corporations to fight the epidemic of suicides by kids bullied for being gay or perceived to be gay. 

Will the Chicago Cubs join them?

The Chicago Cubs' home, Wrigley Field, in East Lakeview,  is just a few blocks from one of the largest gay communities in the United States. As an effort to bridge communities in Chicago, an "It Gets Better" video by members of the Chicago Cubs would show unity with their gay and lesbian neighbors. To have a strong message of respect and hope for GLBTQ youth from role models in the professional sports world would be admirable and immensely helpful.

Let's come together to strengthen our community and prove that it does, in fact, get better.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Joe Hinton
      Petition Organizer

      Good afternoon all:

      The editor of the Windy City Media Group just forwarded me the following:

      The Cubs have agreed to make a video!

      Great news!

      Joe Hinton

    2. Reached 1 signatures
    3. Joe Hinton
      Petition Organizer

      To update everyone: I have notified the Windy City Media Group and the Chicago Reader about our efforts. Stay tuned!

    4. Reached 1 signatures
    5. Joe Hinton
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone for signing! If you haven't had a chance to post the petition on your Facebook page or Twitter account, I hope you'll do so!

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • matthew nalett CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      i am glad the Cubs are doing this video.

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    • Laurie C DEKALB, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      I have been a Cubs fan since forever. Now I would love to see "my" team follow the lead of the San Francisco Giants.

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    • Alysse Dahlgren ROLLING MEADOWS, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      I agree, we stop picking on homosexuals and realize they are just as human as anyone else. Homosexuality is a individual's preference and homosexuals are just another minority in our community.

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    • Maggie Dohr LAS CRUCES, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      As a lifelong fan of the Cubbies, I am glad to add my name to the list of requestees that the Cubs join the movement and do a "It Gets Better" video against bullying and antigay slurs.

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    • James Haas SOUTH ELGIN, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      In the early 60's I spent many days at the Field and recall pulling chairs and flipping up seats after the game for the sweepers in order to receive free admission to the next home game. It is my hope that the Cubs become a leader in this important effort.

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