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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.

Letter 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
and 3 others
President Crane Kenney
Major League Video Coordinator Naoto Masamoto
Vice President/General Manager Jim Hendry
On behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community, and as a Chicago sports fan, I am writing to request that the Chicago Cubs help stand up against the bullying and marginalization of GLTBQ youth by making an "It Gets Better" video.

Studies in the American Journal of Public Health show that teenagers with same-sex attractions, or those in gay and lesbian relationships, are twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide. Additionally, GLBTQ teenagers are much more likely to be bullied or marginalized by their peers.

Recognizing this very unfortunate circumstance, the San Francisco Giants have recently agreed to make an "It Gets Better" video to help convey to GLBTQ teenagers and young adults that it does in fact get better. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but the tumult and harassment faced by GLBTQ youth can be particularly harmful.

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.