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San Francisco Giants: “It Gets Better”

Jim Burroway

June 1st, 2011

There’s hardly a gay male alive who wasn’t tormented by jocks while in school, which is why this video by the San Francisco Giants so incredibly moving. The video features four current players — pitchers Matt Cain and Sergio Romo, outfielder Andres Torres and Cy Young Award winning pitcher Barry Zito — and Giants hitting coach Hensley “Bam Bam” Muelens.

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Chris McCoy
June 1st, 2011 | LINK

Now they anti-gays can’t even hide their hate in ultra-macho venues like Major League Baseball. More signs of real, tangible progress.

TampaZeke
June 1st, 2011 | LINK

Kudos to the Giants who participated.

I’ve got a feeling that Brian Wilson is going to be losing some of his gay fans. Unless he has a very, very good reason for not being in this video I’ll be one of them.

ScottLanter
June 1st, 2011 | LINK

It’s sad that the original “It Gets Better” message to lgbt youth is being watered down so much. You can actually see the wheels turning in the minds of the Republican players who will do anything to avoid saying the term “gay”. In fact Tony Perkins could have been a part of this video. I’m sure Tony would agree that kids shouldn’t be mean, etc – in a very generic, non-descript cliche. The fact is that the VAST majority of bullying involves anti-gay epithets and threats. The “It Gets Better” campaign was about addressing that very specifically, not some abstract bs just like the fake and hateful ‘Christians’ spout.

Donny D.
June 2nd, 2011 | LINK

It’s not moving to me. I got so turned off to the whole male team sports thing by jocking-minded straight guys that I won’t be watching it.

Mark F.
June 5th, 2011 | LINK

One criticism: Don’t say “LGBT” as some people will have no idea what that stands for.

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