Portland Trail Blazers: Make an "It Gets Better" video
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Chad Buchanan
General Manager
Portland Trail Blazers
Owner
Paul Allen
Director
Bert Kolde
President
Larry Miller
Director of Interactive Marketing & Media
Dan Harbison
VP, Communications & Community Relations
Traci Rose
Senior Director of Marketing
Traci Richardson
VP, Team Relations
Cheri Hanson
Head Coach
Nate McMillan

Portland Trail Blazers: Make an "It Gets Better" video

    1. Game On Movement
    2. Petition by

      Game On Movement

      Corvallis, OR

Within the last few months 5 MLB teams have made a video for the It Gets Better campaign to benefit the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. These 5 teams have spoken out against bullying and hatred in our society. The Giants became the first professional sports team to make a video for the campaign.

The Blazers should set an example for the rest of the NBA by being the first team to make an "It Gets Better" video. The It Gets Better campaign started last fall following the alarming number of gay teen suicides around the country. The "It Gets Better Project" is a website and organization dedicated to helping "young people who are lesbian, gay, bi or transexual see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future."

Portland is a city that embraces its LGBT community with open arms. We also love our Blazers! It's this organizations' responsibility to its fans to continue fostering a record of community service by taking it to a new level in the NBA. Sign this petition to let the Blazers know that you're a fan and that you want to see them make an "It Gets Better" video.

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    • Alan Pumphrey GLADSTONE, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      Anti-discrimination and anti-bullying should be a policy of all pro-athlete teams, and Portland should lead the way. We have a gay mayor who has been great.

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    • Lauren Bertrand EUGENE, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      The Blazers are my favorite basketball team -- and when I say favorite, I mean serious, watch-every-game and a closet full of Blazers gear favorite. I'm really proud of the high-character players on the team and of how positively they impact the Portland commuity. I would be even more proud of the Blazers if they became the first NBA team to step forward with an It Gets Better video, and tell every teen that it's okay to be yourself.

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    • Benjamin Levinger SAINT PAUL, MN
      • over 3 years ago

      Hey everyone, I started a similar petition asking the Minnesota Timberwolves to record an "It Gets Better" video. I would really appreciate your support! You can sign here: http://www.change.org/petitions/minnesota-timberwolves-please-make-an-it-gets-better-video

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    • Kimi Lotz PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Let's end the bullying as a community!

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    • Bian Pacheco BEAVERTON, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      I gets better!

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