Dodgers Team Up with Trevor Project for "It Gets Better" Video
The Trevor Project's ongoing video campaign against the bullying and isolation of LGBT teens has recruited the Los Angeles Dodgers for a newly-released "It Gets Better" installment.
In the brief video posted on MLB.com, Dodgers players emphasize that all their fans deserve equal respect, and that they, too, have gone through the challenges of teenagerdom.
In declaring "It doesn't matter which team you cheer for," the Dodgers video also doubles as a somber follow-up to the opening game day tragedy in the stadium parking lot that found San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow the victim of a brutal beating handed down by a Dodgers fan.
As our own Sports Editor Jimmy Bramlett said yesterday in his column: "[The Dodgers' 'It Gets Better' video] features Don Mattingly, James Loney, A.J. Ellis, Matt Guerrier, Jamey Carroll, Rod Barajas and Hiroku Kuroda. If their humanization of my queer brothers and sisters prevents another untimely suicide, then I’m all for it."