The San Francisco Giants added their voice with an "It Gets Better" Video"
The video features pitchers Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Sergio Romo, centerfielder Andres Torres, and batting coach Hensley ''Bam Bam'' Meulens.
We all know how difficult life can be as a teenager,'' Zito starts out. '' We've all been there and had to deal with the pressure to fit in and be accepted by our peers.'' Romo adds. ''It's particularly challenging for LGBT teens who face adversity and intolerance in their daily lives,'' Cain says.
It then ends with various players saying "It Gets Better" in English, Spanish and Japanese. This video has the force of the entire SF Giants organization and given the community they represent it is just a very hopeful thing for them to do.
I am not going to going over the depressing list of teens and young adults who have felt bullied, hurt and isolated, who have had harm brought upon them or upon themselves, everybody at the DKos knows it far too well. The more these messages go out, from every walk of life, the better.
TRANSCRIPT (Courtesy Kossack JamesGG)
"Hi. I'm Barry Zito of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. We all know how difficult life can be as a teenager."
"We've all been there and had to deal with the pressure to fit in and be accepted by our peers."
"It's particularly challenging for LGBT teens who face adversity and intolerance in their daily lives."
"We speak for the entire Giants organization when we say there's no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone."
"There's no place for children and teenagers to feel isolated and like they have to end their own lives."
"To all the kids out there who are struggling..."
"...and we know it may seem hopeless right now..."
"...but please know that you have an amazing future in front of you..."
"...and an entire community in your corner."
"We promise you: It gets better."
"It gets better."
("it gets better" in Spanish)
("it gets better" in Japanese)
"We promise you, it does get better. Please visit itgetsbetter.org for more information."