More attention than ever is being focused on anti-gay bullying and homophobia in sports. It's time for the Rays to take a stand.
The reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants recently became the first pro sports franchise to release their own It Gets Better video. The response has been overwhelming, with fans of many other teams across America to publicly announce their support for better treatment of GLBT athletes.
This petition is for all fans, home or away, of MLB's Tampa Bay Rays, imploring the boys in blue to stand up for what's right, and let it resound from the Trop across the nation and beyond: "It Gets Better"!
- Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays
- General Manager
- Vice President, Marketing/Community Relations
- Vice President, Communications
As fans of the Tampa Bay Rays, we would like to respectfully ask that the Rays record their own "It Gets Better" message in support of LGBT youth.
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.
That's why we think the Tampa Bay Rays should step up to the plate and record their own "It Gets Better" message. Our country is built on several traditional values, 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 Rays to do the right thing, standing as one with us against hatred and prejudice for the good of all Americans and all people everywhere.
Benjamin Douthett started this petition with a single signature, and won with 2,276 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.