Seattle's four sports teams have joined
forces to create an It Gets Better video.
The Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders and
Storm backed the campaign that originated in Seattle by releasing a
60-second video on Friday.
The video features Brandon League and
Brendan Ryan of the Mariners, Mike Williams of the Seahawks, Mike
Fucito and Roger Levesque of the Sounders and Lauren Jackson and Swin
Cash of the Storm.
“Anyone who's ever been bullied
because of their sexual identity, race, disability – whatever the
reason – it gets better,” Ryan, who plays shortstop, says in the
video. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Prominent Seattleite Dan Savage, a gay
activist, sex advice columnist and Rick
Santorum agitator, founded the It Gets Better Project to reach
out to troubled LGBT teens who may be considering suicide because
they feel alone or are being bullied or harassed at school. The
videos offer a simple message: Hang in there because life gets
In June, the San Francisco Giants
became the first professional sports team to endorse the campaign.