The San Francisco Giants have become the first professional sports team to join the "It Gets Better" campaign against bullying of gay youths it’s been reported today.
It may not be all that surprising, due to the fact that the Giants play in San Francisco, a city with a large gay population. But it took a while to get the team on-board. There was even an online petition on the Change.org website which amassed over 6,000 signatures.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter confirmed the team will produce a video for the campaign before it hosts an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender night, which is scheduled for August 29.
The team has not yet determined which players, if any, will appear in the video, Slaughter said.
Last week, New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery became one of only a very select few active U.S. athletes and sports stars to express support for gay rights, when he spoke out in favour of same-sex marriage.