The Chicago Cubs on Monday released their “It Gets Better” video, becoming the second professional sports team to participate in the campaign aimed at providing encouragement for LGBT youth struggling with adversity and intolerance.
“The Chicago Cubs organization celebrates you for exactly who you are, gay or straight,” said Cubs Manager Mike Quade, in the video. Watch:
On June 1, the World Series champion San Francisco Giants became the first major league sports team to join the “It Gets Better Project.“ Following the Cubs’ announcement, the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins have also announced plans to release their own “It Gets Better” videos.
The project, which has since compiled more than 10,000 online videos, was launched by Seattle-based activist and author Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, in response to the increasing number of teen suicides of kids who were bullied for their perceived sexual orientation.