The San Francisco Giants are the first pro sports team to commit to creating a "It Gets Better" anti-gay bullying video for LGBT youth. Let's join together to get college athletes from the University of Alabama to be the first group of collegiate athletes to take a stand against homophobia and gay bullying.
Imagine the impact on the many kids and their families as well how this video could contribute to a safer playing environment for gay athletes, from high school to professional sports.
Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are and the "It Gets Better" campaign supports that message with over 10,000 user-created videos viewed over 35 million times. The project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of "Glee", Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more. These videos are making a positive difference and these people are changing lives.
Imagine the impact The University of Alabama would have on the lives of youth and families by taking a stand against homophobia and anti-gay bullying. We challenge the athletes and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics of The University of Alabama to speak up against hate and intolerance, providing hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better." Show everyone around the world that you are champions both on and off the field.