More than 7,000 sports fans joined a San Francisco resident’s campaign asking the San Francisco 49ers to become the first National Football League team to produce an “It Gets Better” video against the discrimination of gay youth, or those perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
Sean Chapin, initiator of the 49ers online petition campaign, previously inspired the San Francisco Giants to make an “It Gets Better” video through a campaign on Change.org.
More than 5,000 people joined Chapin’s MLB campaign, and the Giants became the first pro team in any sport to create an “It Gets Better” video. Now Chapin is asking his favorite football team to do the same.
After the Giants produced their video this summer, seven other MLB teams created “It Gets Better” videos of their own, including the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Chicago Cubs. No NFL team has done so at this time.
A 49ers spokesperson recently told San Francisco’s CBS 5 news, “they have not officiall