The San Francisco Giants recently became the first pro team to make an "It Gets Better" video against anti-gay bullying. You can encourage the Baltimore Orioles to step up to the plate and make a video that will give hope to young fans who look up to their team.
The Baltimore Orioles
- Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Orioles
Peter G. Angelos
- Vice Chairman, Community Projects & Public Affairs, Baltimore Orioles
Thomas L. Clancy, Jr.
- Vice President, Planning and Development
Janet Marie Smith
We are asking the Baltimore Orioles to make an "It Gets Better" Video.
The San Francisco Giants changed the sports world by releasing an “It Gets Better” video to stand up against the bullying of gay kids -- and now fans and the media are wondering if other baseball teams like the Orioles are going to follow their lead. The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs have...will you?
Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered, (LGBT) kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.
Justin Aaberg. Billy Lucas. Cody Barker. Asher Brown. Seth Walsh. Raymond Chase. Tyler Clementi. They were tragic examples of youth who could not believe that life does actually get better.
While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better. Some examples of these videos can be found at http://itgetsbetter.com.
Your LGBT fans appreciate the work that you do for our communities and neighborhoods in the Baltimore region, and this is a fantastic opportunity to support your young fans who look up to you. Please, Baltimore Orioles, make an It Gets Better video! Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to your support.
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