San Francisco Giants to tell LGBT kids 'It Gets Better' 

It may be ninth-inning stud Brian Wilson telling kids that “It gets better” or power hitter Panda, but regardless, the San Francisco Giants are the first professional sports team filming a video for a popular LGBT youth project.

The details of the video could not be revealed, but the sluggers are practicing their cameos for the It Gets Better Project, a movement to encourage LGBT youth to stay strong and to bring awareness about bullying and teen suicides. Since it launched March of last year, people have contributed more than 10,000 film submissions including ones from President Barack Obama and staff at Google and Facebook.

“The video’s not complete. We’re still working out the details,” said Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter.

Longtime fan Sean Chapin started a petition on change.org last week to really nudge the World Series Champions. It has already gained 6,500 signatures.



However, Slaughter says joining the campaign was an idea that the team was already brewing for its traditional LGBT night in August, “but now we’re going to try to do it sooner.”

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com

 

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