The It Gets Better Project, started last year, is a national movement in which users upload videos expressing their support for LGBT young people who are bullied. In less than a year, big-time celebs like Sarah Silverman, Adam Lambert, and President Obama have made videos reminding teens that the struggles of growing up as an LGBT teen won't last forever.
Now, for the first time, a major sports team is joining the campaign thanks to 35-year-old Sean Chapin, who petitioned for his hometown baseball team the San Francisco Giants to make a video.
Chapin used Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to help him gain over 6,500 online signatures on the petition.
"We speak for the entire Giants organization when we say that there is no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone," the team's pitcher Barry Zito, pictured right, told the press.
What Can You Do?
While you should believe that things will get better, remember that it is possible to change things now for LGBT teens.
- Start a Gay-Straight-Alliance club at your school to promote tolerance and acceptance.
- Lead a rally for full equality legislation in front of city hall
- Follow these other ways to support the LGBT youth community.