Friday, July 29, 2011

Push for Grizzlies "It Gets Better" Video

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 3:56 PM

There's a new Change.org petition urging the Memphis Grizzlies to film a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.

"It Gets Better," launched by Seattle newsweekly editor Dan Savage, features YouTube videos of celebrities reassuring LGBT youth that life improves over time. The campaign began in response to the rash of gay teen suicides last year.

Plenty of well-known celebs, such as Ke$ha, Tim Gunn, Colin Farrell, and Sarah Silverman, have lent their images to the campaign. Even President Barack Obama has an "It Gets Better" video. And recently, several professional sports teams, like the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox, have made films.

Local LGBT activist Michael Hildebrand started the Change.org petition asking the Grizzlies to star in their own "It Gets Better" video. Click here to sign.

To get an idea of what a Grizzlies video might look like, check out this one with the Chicago Cubs.

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