• Petitioned Shana Daum

This petition was delivered to:

Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations, San Francisco Giants
Shana Daum
President, San Francisco Giants
Larry Baer
Senior VP of Communications, SF Giants
Staci Slaughter
Executive Director, SF Giants Community Fund
Sue Petersen
General Manager, SF Giants
Brian Sabean

Thank the San Francisco Giants for making an "It Gets Better" anti-homophobia video!

    1. Sean Chapin
    2. Petition by

      Sean Chapin

      San Francisco, CA

Please join me in sincerely thanking the San Francisco Giants for announcing their commitment to make an "It Gets Better" anti-gay bullying video for LGBT youth -- as well as the 6,500 fans who signed my petition on Change.org. This is a watershed moment for sports, for LGBT youth, and for kids perceived to be LGBT. 

By joining the "It Gets Better" campaign, the Giants are showing us why they are World Champions, both on an off the field. If every pro sports team joined the Giants in taking a stand against homophobia and anti-gay bullying by making these videos, it would have a tremendous impact on the lives of millions of kids and their families. It would also contribute to a safer playing environment for gay athletes, from high school to professional sports.

Each of us holds a power to make amazing change, and the only thing that can hold us back is the fear that we can't make a difference.  While fear can drive us backward, it is hope that drives us forward. As the legendary visionary Harvey Milk once said, "You gotta give 'em hope."

Again, thank you to the San Francisco Giants for giving that hope to LGBT youth across America.

With Love,

Sean Chapin

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      The Giants posted their "It Gets Better" video. It is amazing!

    2. Reached 7 signatures
    3. Sean Chapin
      Petition Organizer

      I am very grateful for all of your support in encouraging and giving thanks to the San Francisco Giants for committing to make an "It Gets Better" video, and I wanted to share with you my personal thank you video from my YouTube Channel:

    4. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      A spokesperson for the Giants spoke to San Francisco's KRON about their forthcoming "It Gets Better" video

    5. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Listen to NPR's KQED discuss the Giants' decision to make an "It Gets Better" video

    6. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      From Reuters, "Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter confirmed the team will produce a video for the campaign before it hosts an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender night on August 29."

    7. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      According to this story about the Giants "It Gets Better" video on ABC Sports, other baseball teams plan to do public service announcements this fall about the dangers of bullying

    8. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      News about the Giants "It Gets Better" video spread like wild fire. This article was posted on the front page of Yahoo! Sports

    9. Reached 5 signatures
    10. Eden James
      Petition Organizer

      If you haven't read the San Francisco Chronicle's front-page article on Sean Chapin's petition campaign to the Giants -- and their wonderful decision to make an It Gets Better video -- check it out!

    11. Reached 4 signatures

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    • Anita Wisch VALENCIA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Great Job!!!!!!!!

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    • Emily Hall BERKELEY, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Thanks for being the 1st pro sports team to do a "It Gets Better" PSA. Hopefully the San Jose Sharks will follow your lead and be the first NHL team to do one!

      GO GIANTS!

      GO SHARKS!

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    • Nariki Kuroshino BLUE ISLAND, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      ARIGATOU!!!!

      <3

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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 become the first NBA team 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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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      The first pro sports team to make an "It Gets Better" video: I am very impressed by that!

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