The Chicago Cubs have announced that they’ll become the second Major League Baseball team to produce an "It Gets Better" video, part of a series of thousands of YouTube videos that take a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia.
The It Gets Better Project, started by Chicago native Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller, was founded as a way to speak directly to gay teens who are contemplating suicide. The San Francisco Giants this week became the first Major League team to participate.
The Cubs’ video will be filmed in Chicago, after the team returns from its current 10-game road trip.
“The Cubs applaud the Giants for their stand against anti-LGBT bullying. Bullying of anyone for any reason is unacceptable," said Laura Ricketts, a member of the family that owns the Cubs. "We are proud to join the Giants in taking a stand against bullying and encourage other professional sports organizations to do the same.”
More than 10,000 “It Gets Better” videos have been made. Here’s hoping 28 more Major League teams join in.
The Giants’ “It Gets Better” video is below.