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Petitioning Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and 3 others

Ask the Chicago White Sox to Make an "It Gets Better" video

 

 

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 White Sox join them?

Chicago is home to 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 White Sox would show unity with their gay and lesbian fans. 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
Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf
Senior Vice President/General Manager Ken Williams
Senior Vice President, Communications Scott Reifert
and 1 other
Senior Director of Community Relations Christine O'Reilly
As a strong supporter of the Chicago White Sox, I am writing to request that the team help stand up against the bullying and marginalization of ALL youth, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning 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.

Chicago is home to 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 White Sox would show unity with their gay and lesbian fans. 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.