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49ers Join 'It Gets Better' Campaign

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The San Francisco 49ers have become the first NFL team to join the anti-bullying campaign known as "It Gets Better." The San Francisco Giants were the first MLB team to get involved, so it's cool to see another Bay Area team join in. The video features Donte Whitner, Isaac Sopoaga, Ahmad Brooks and Ricky Jean-Francois.

The "It Gets Better" Project describes itself as follows (video also after the jump)

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach - if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves.

While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach - if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.