Taking a cue from activist Sean Chapin (whose campaign inspired a pledge from the SF Giants to create an 'It Gets Better' video), 12-year-old Sam Maden has launched a petition campaign in memory of his uncle to get the Boston Red Sox to do the same.
Writes Sam in the petition letter:
Every day, gay and lesbian teens in Middle School and High School are made fun of and bullied. It's sad that some of them are bullied so badly, they decide to commit suicide. Recently, a petition much like this one was created to ask the San Francisco Giants to make an "It Gets Better" video. The Giants announced that they will make a video against bullying. We can do the same.
My name is Sam, I am 12 years old and my two friends and I really like the Boston Red Sox. If we can get a lot of signatures from our peers and teachers, we can possibly have the Red Sox make a video too!
Via bosguy, who writes: "Apparently the idea came after his 43 year old uncle Chris died unexpectedly. Chris had given Sam a necklace from the Trevor Project, and according to Sam's mother, Sam wears it every day in memory of his uncle."