Confirmed victory

The San Francisco Giants recently announced they would be the first MLB team to create a "It Gets Better" video to rally against bullying for all kids as well as those in the LGBT community. The It Gets Better Project started in 2010 after a number of LGBT suicides across the nation. Since then, thousands of ordinary people, celebrities, and politicians have made videos.  

Currently Minnesota law requires school districts to have harassment/violence policies related to conduct based on sex, religion, or race not against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability. In 2009, the Minnesota Senate passed the Safe Schools for All Bill with a 46-8 vote, and the Minnesota House voted 95-39 in favor. Though Governor Pawlenty vetoed the bill after session ended, Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Jim Davnie have reintroduced the bill. Many legislators do not understand that the bullying in our schools is real and we need to give schools enough support to make a difference in the lives of students across the state.

Please join me and urge the Minnesota Twins organization and their players to join the It Gets Better Project and help give hope to kids across America.  

Letter to
President, Minnesota Twins Dave St. Peter
Director of Baseball Communications, Minnesota Twins Mike Herman
Manager of Publications and Media Services, Minnesota Twins Molly Gattatin
and 1 other
Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Twins Jim Pohlad
The San Francisco Giants recently announced they would be the first MLB team to create a "It Gets Better" video to rally against bullying for all kids as well as those in the LGBT community. The It Gets Better Project started in 2010 after a number of LGBT suicides across the nation. Since then, thousands of ordinary people, celebrities, and politicians have made videos.

Currently Minnesota law requires school districts to have harassment/violence policies related to conduct based on sex, religion, or race not against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability. In 2009, the Minnesota Senate passed the Safe Schools for All Bill with a 46-8 vote, and the Minnesota House voted 95-39 in favor. Though Governor Pawlenty vetoed the bill after session ended, Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Jim Davnie have reintroduced the bill. Many legislators do not understand that the bullying in our schools is real and we need to give schools enough support to make a difference in the lives of students across the state.

In January, 18-year-old Lance Lundsten of Miltona committed suicide, due to bullying. Because of current laws, no action was taken against the students who were using ani-gay slurs toward Lance. LGBT kids are two or three times more likely than straight kids to get bullied. Nine in ten LGBT students said they’ve been bullied or harassed and almost two-thirds say they don’t feel safe in school.

I am writing to ask you to join the Giants in their commitment to change and equality. Professional sports is one of the few remaining pockets of strong homophobia in our country. That is why I am asking the Minnesota Twins to join the campaign, in the spirit of events like "Out in the Stands".

Please make an "It Gets Better" video.

Thank you for your time.