SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are following in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, pop star Janet Jackson and more than 10,000 others who have made videos for an anti-suicide campaign geared toward gay youth.
The baseball team announced Tuesday that it had agreed to produce a YouTube video for the “It Gets Better” campaign at the request of a fan who started an online petition signed by 6,000 people.
Seattle writer Dan Savage launched the “It Gets Better” project last year amid several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers.
Although recreational sports teams and British rugby star Gareth Thomas have made videos for the campaign, the Giants are the first professional team to participate.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says the team is discussing who will appear in the video.
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