The San Francisco Giants were the first professional sports team to participate in the “It Gets Better” campaign. Now, online activists are hoping other teams will follow in the Giants' footsteps.
Saturday, the Boston Red Sox announced that they would create a video for the popular anti-bullying campaign “It Gets Better” after 12-year-old Sam Maden's online petition to the team received tens of thousands of digital signatures in a matter of days.
The Chicago Cubs have committed to making a video, as well.
After Maden's success, Change.org has been flooded with petitions for professional sports teams, including the Atlanta Braves. Created late last night by Alan Thacker, the petition targeting the Braves calls for the organization to take a stand against homophobia in sports: