New York Yankees: Make an "It Gets Better" video!
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New York Yankees
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Brian Smith

New York Yankees: Make an "It Gets Better" video!

    1. Petition by

      Luinne Elias D'Llard

      New York, NY

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"!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Eden James
      Petition Organizer

      Just reached 6,000 sigs! Can you help us get to 7,000 by sharing this campaign with your fellow Yankees fans on Facebook, Twitter, and via other social media?

    3. Reached 6 signatures
    4. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Hey there! You can send a tweet to the Yankees. Ask them to make an "It Gets Better" video.

    5. Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Today the Red Sox announced they are going to make an "It Gets Better" video! Will the Yankees be next?

    6. Reached 5 signatures
    7. Patrick Schmitt
      Director of Campaign Innovation

      Wow. Nearly 3,000 people have signed. Will the Yankees petition catch the Red Sox petition?

    8. Reached 2 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sean Chapin SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is wonderful to see so many Major League Baseball teams join the It Gets Better Project and reach out to our LGBT youth to tell them that it does get better. However, I have been a little confused as to why the New York Yankees have been quiet so far, especially as New York has a very large LGBT community, the LGBT movement's "big bang" occurred in New York City at Stonewall in 1969 and in particular the state legalized marriage for gay couples earlier this year. The Yankees are largely regarded as America's Team and yet is the only team with over a million Facebook fans to not have made an It Gets Better video up to this point, and I am hoping that this is an aberration and something is in the works for the Yankees to join this project. Otherwise, I believe that the Yankees organization should seriously examine this golden opportunity to do what is right and understand that its decision will echo in the halls of history.

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    • Alisa Neely FLAT ROCK, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Please follow the LEAD of other sport teams and STOP the BULLYING of gays..... STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT: EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL which includes GAY RIGHTS....BULLYING is wrong......it's wrong in childhood and it''s wrong in adulthood.

      alisa neely

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    • Shelly Weiss BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a lesbian mom whose 24 yr. old son goes with his dozen buddies to 5 games a season, do recognize how LGBTQ families who support the Yankees need the Yankees to be a voice against bullying and homophobia. All one needs to do is examine fan behavior to know how folks in the stands need the Yankees to deliver a powerful message.

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    • Dan Wilson MIDDLETOWN, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm very proud that Seattle Mariners & other baseball teams did "It Gets Better" video. I'm very disappointed as a gay rights activist that New York Yankees did not make "It Get's Better" video.

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    • Kasey Kubas ST. JOHNSBURY, VT
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a huge Yankees fan and a member of the LGBT community, I truly hope the Yankees will stand up.

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