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January 31, 2013 | 11:32 pm

Dan Savage Pulls 49ers ‘It Gets Better’ Video After 2 Players Deny Participating

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Update Feb 1: Columnist and LGBT advocate Dan Savage, the creator of the It Gets Better project, tweeted on Thursday that he has pulled the 49ers video, citing the comments of  Ahmad Brooks and Isaac Sopoaga that they were unaware they were participating in an LGBT-related project. We’ve removed the #49ers #ItGetsBetter video from our […]

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August 24, 2012 | 11:01 am

49ers Release ‘It Gets Better’ Video

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The 49ers have joined the Giants and A’s as Bay Area sports franchises that have created an “It Gets Better” video. The Niners are the first NFL team to post its own spot, though last year Mike Williams of the Seattle Seahawks participated, appearing with other pro athletes from the city’s teams. Here’s the 49ers’ […]

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June 1, 2011 | 12:58 pm

Watch the Giants’ “It Gets Better” Video

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A couple of weeks ago the Giants said they were going to create an “It Gets Better Video,” partly in response to an online petition by a fan. That video is now out, with Matt Cain, Barry Zito, Sergio Romo, Andres Torres, and batting coach Hensley Meulens all making an appearance. It Gets Better is […]

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May 17, 2011 | 11:40 am

Giants to Create Anti-LGBT Harassment “It Gets Better” Video

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Last year, in the midst of a series of tragedies involving harassed LGBT teenagers, columnist Dan Savage and his partner created a YouTube video recounting their own experiences being bullied as gay teens. The message was simple but profound: It gets better. That video became the genesis of the It Gets Better project, which has […]

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Blog Beat: Bonds’ Fans Excoriated, Aquarius Records’ 40th, Google ‘It Gets Better’ Video

October 21, 2010 | 11:18 am

Blog Beat: Bonds’ Fans Excoriated, Aquarius Records’ 40th, Google ‘It Gets Better’ Video

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The Snitch takes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Gonzales to task for his rather harsh criticism of Giants’ fans who greeted Barry Bonds with a warm welcome during his introduction before Tuesday’s game. From the column: As Bonds walked onto the field at AT&T Park before San Francisco’s disheartening 3-0 Game 3 win, he was greeted […]

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October 15, 2010 | 11:11 am

Marin Teenage Suicide Forum

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As reported in The Marin Independent Journal,  educators and mental health professionals presented ideas yesterday at a forum aimed at coping with and preventing teen suicides. The gathering was attended by 200 people  at the Marin County Office of Education. The meeting took place in response to a Terra Linda High School student and a […]

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