Seattle Mariners: Please make an "It Gets Better" video!
  • Petitioned The Mariners

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The Mariners
CEO, The Mariners
Howard Lincoln
Director – Community Relations
Gina Hasson
Vice President – Communications
Randy Adamack
Vice President – Marketing
Kevin Martinez

Seattle Mariners: Please make an "It Gets Better" video!

    1. Eric Williams
    2. Petition by

      Eric Williams

      Tacoma, WA

June 2011


Great news! The Seattle Mariners announced they will join the Giants, Cubs, and Red Sox by making an "It Gets Better" video to fight homophobia directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. This comes after more than 3,000 fans signed Iraq War veteran Eric Williams' petition to the Mariners.

//NOTABLE SIGNERS: St. Rep. Marko Liias, St. Rep. Laurie Jinkins, St. Rep. Jim Moeller // Here in Washington state we pride ourselves on our advancements in equality. That is why as Washingtonians we are asking that our Seattle sports teams make an "It Gets Better" Video! The Seattle Mariners represent all of us in the state of Washington.

The San Francisco Giants changed the sports world by releasing an “It Gets Better” video to stand up against the bullying of gay kids -- and now fans and the media are wondering if other baseball teams like the Mariners are going to follow their lead.

Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."

Recent signatures


    1. The Mariners Announced They Will Make an It Gets Better Video

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The Seattle Mariners have announced that they will join the Giants, Cubs, and Red Sox by making an "It Gets Better" video to fight homophobia directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This comes after more than 3,000 fans...

    2. Eric Williams
      Petition Organizer

      The Mariners have agreed to make the video!

    3. Reached 3 signatures
    4. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The Red Sox joined the Cubs and the Giants today. All three teams will make "It Gets Better" videos. Next up Mariners?

    5. Reached 2 signatures
    6. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Did you hear? The Chicago Cubs are going to an "It Gets Better" video. Will the Mariners be next?

    7. Reached 1 signatures
    8. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Tweeters! Ask the Mariners to make an "It Gets Better" video on twitter @Mariners

    9. Eric Williams
      Petition Organizer

      This is amazing! Let's continue the progress! Please share with your friends!

    10. Reached 1 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mike Bernard BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      Congratulations to all of you and thank you, Mariners! Please sign the petition for the Baltimore Orioles to make the video:

    • Michael Swanson O'FALLON, IL
      • over 3 years ago
    • Nelson Smith EATONVILLE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Hi Mariners!

      My wife and I have attended Mariner games since 1982, unfortunately my health has prevented this for the last 3 years. I am retired USAF and was injured. You showed your great heart when you made a special welcome to a Joey Hegedus on your reader board. He had some rough times in his life and you gave him an experience he has never forgot.

      I try to help suicidal gay youth understand their significance and great worth and that life can get better but they must be alive to effect change.

      One youth tried to hang himself and later slit his throat. A girl and her friend tried to burn themself to death.

      Your positive actions will help save lives.

      God bless you and all the Mariners,

      Nelson Smith USAF Retired

    • lisa eytel NORTH BEND, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Mariners, as a collegiate athlete, member of the LGBT community and a loyal Seattle sports fan, I ask you to create an It Gets Better video. The bullying that happens in schools for any reason is not okay. It oppresses people and harms so many young children every day, some of them committing suicide because of it. Join the cause. You, as professional athletes and role models to so many kids and adults alike, have the opportunity to take a stand and make a change. Please make a video and show your support for the It Gets Better campaign and local community. Your fans love you. Thank you.

    • Christina Heckert LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please help us with ANGELS petition, too!!! Thanks soooo MUCH!!!!!


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