It’s time for the New York Yankees to stand up against anti-gay bullying and homophobia in sports.
In an unprecedented move, the San Francisco Giants have released their own It Gets Better video, and supporters of LGBT rights from coast to coast, border to border and beyond have begun writing to their teams asking them to follow suit. (UPDATE: Just a few days ago, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox announced they are going to make It Gets Better videos as well!)
This petition is for all fans, home or away, of MLB's New York Yankees, imploring the Bronx Bombers to stand up for what's right, and let it ring loud and clear from Yankee Stadium across our country and around the world that "It Gets Better"!
Recently, the San Francisco Giants became the first major pro sports team to officially support the "It Gets Better" project by recording a video of their own, and fans around the nation have begun petitioning their home teams to do the same and stand up to the bullying of gay kids. (UPDATE: Just a few days ago, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox announced they are going to make It Gets Better videos as well.)
That's why we think the New York Yankees should step up to the plate and record their own "It Gets Better" message. The Yankees are widely considered to be a quintessential American sports team and the most traditional American value of all is to defend the rights of others to be who they are without persecution. No one should be subject to prejudice, bullying, violence or hatred. Everyone should be free to live their lives without fear.
We, the undersigned, are asking the Yankees to do the right thing, standing as one with us against hatred and prejudice for the good of all Americans and all people everywhere.