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San Francisco Giants First Pro Sports Team To Join "It Gets Better" Project

The LGBT community has been stepping up its efforts to help encourage struggling youth trying to cope with their orientation and battle the undercurrent of homophobia. Google was one of the first to step on board with their original It Gets Better video, and now the San Francisco Giants have become the first American professional sports team to step up and support the movement.

Led by Barry Zito, the Giants produced this video to help and assist local Bay Area youth. You can watch it after the jump.

Giants and ItGetsBetter.org (via MLB)

Much of these efforts were possible due to the passion of lifelong Giants fan Sean Chapin, who led a petition on Change.org that gathered over 6000 signatures. The plan was to release the video before LBGT night in August, but it was decided to move it up to a much sooner date.

For more on how you can help the movement, check out ItGetsBetter.org and see what you can do to help.