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Our top 5 videos of the year

Ga. Rep. Rashad Taylor: I'm a gay man

2011 was a busy year for LGBT coverage in Atlanta. We were on-hand, and filmed, press conferences, protests, parades, concerts and drag shows. Here are our choices for the top 5 videos of 2011:

LGBT activists rally for immigration reform

Early this year, the Georgia Legislature was putting the final touches on the state's new immigration legislation, modeled after the controversial Arizona law of national fame.

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Braves release anti-bullying PSA to public

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones

The Atlanta Braves publicly released an anti-bullying video today that was previously available to view only at Turner Field on Braves' game days.

The video features prominent Braves players like Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Tim Hudson and Jason Heyward speaking directly to those bullied, who witness bullying and to bullies themselves.

A Spanish version has also been released featuring infielder Martin Prado, according to the team.

The video will be distributed to more than 100 local area schools as part of the Anti-Defamation League's “No Place for Hate” campaign.

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Petition calls on Atlanta Braves to make ‘It Gets Better’ video

Atlanta Braves

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: