San Fransisco 49ers tell LGBT Youth: It gets better

Sean Chapin's petition urged the 49ers to do a video. Photo: Lea Suzuki / SF

The San Francisco 49ers have become the first professional football team to join the online antibullying It Gets Better campaign intended to build confidence and spark optimism in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths.

"Something you should never experience is being bullied, intimidated or being pressured to being a someone or something that you are not," 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks said, looking straight into the camera for the one-minute video that was posted Thursday on YouTube.

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