The San Francisco Giants are continuing their record as a classy franchise and taking community service within professional sports to a new level, by releasing an "It Gets Better" video to benefit the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
The video went live Wednesday. The team said it speaks out against bullying and hatred in our society. It featured Barry Zito, Matt Cain and Serigio Romo and talks directly to the kids in both English and Spanish.
The "It Gets Better Project" is a website and organization dedicated to helping "young people who are lesbian, gay, bi or transexual see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future."
Dan Savage started the project to help such LGBT-oriented youth who are "taunted" realize that they are not alone in the world.
The Giants are the first team in the history of professional sports to record a pro-LGBT video, further showing the amazing nature of the team and the community surrounding it.
The Giants' decision to do so is refreshing and impressively open-minded. Hopefully, it'll open the door for further acceptance of "differences" in the locker room and provide inspiration to youth who feel troubled by their sexual orientation.