The San Francisco Giants are throwing a curve ball at homophobia.
We are SO PROUD to hear that the baseball team will be the FIRST professional sports team in the history of sports to support the LGBT community by recording an "It Gets Better" video!
The decision from the organization comes weeks after a coach for the Atlanta Braves spewed hateful gay slurs at a family while playing the Giants at home.
A spokesperson for the baseball team said:
"Details of the video are still being worked out so I can't provide you with specifics, but we are confirmed to produce and post a video."
This announcement follows the NBA's "Think B4 You Speak" campaign which discourages the use of gay slurs as insults on the court.
Up until recently, the athletic arena was one of the last places homophobia was being fought, but we're so glad that leagues, teams, and individuals are bringing the issue the attention it not only deserves, but NEEDS.
We can't ignore a problem and hope it goes away. By facing it head on, much like the Giants or the NBA, we'll eventually overcome any stigma homosexual athletes or fans face.
Thank you to all those involved who are leading the way!
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