Northwestern today released a video supporting the “It Gets Better” project, which is committed to showing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people that a positive future for themselves does exist.
The video was filmed over the summer and features Northwestern Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips, head coaches Pat Fitzgerald (college football), Kate Drohan (softball) and Claire Pollard (women’s tennis) along with current or former student-athletes Michael Thompson (college basketball), John Shurna (college basketball), Amy Jaeschke (women’s basketball) and Michelle Batts (softball).
To supplement Northwestern’s It Gets Better project video on the organization’s website, NU Athletics’ YouTube channel and NUsports.com, both 30- and 60-second public service announcements also will begin to air on WGN-AM Radio 720.
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