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San Francisco 49er’s Deny Making “Gay” It Gets Better Video After Chris Culiver’s Anti-Gay Remarks

Anti-Gay 49'ers suck

Coming in the wake of San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver’s anti-gay remarks that gay men shouldn’t be allowed in the NFL and in lockerooms has come a new controversy with Dan Savage removing an It Gets Better anti-bullying clip recorded by the Super Bowl bound  49ers after two of the players that appeared in the clip denied having taken part and appearing in a “gay video”

Though Culliver has since (half-heartedly) apologized for the controversial statements, the backlash seems unlikely to dissipate now that a new wrinkle has emerged. The 49ers’ linebacker Ahmad Brooks and nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, both of whom participated in the team’s widely-praised “It Gets Better” video last summer, have denied ever producing the clip.  The players told USA Today Sports that they didn’t realize the video’s aim was to specifically combat bullying experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens.  “This is America and if someone wants to be gay, they can be gay,” Brooks told the publication. “But I didn’t make any video.” Later, after he was reportedly shown the video on an iPhone, the player clarified, “Oh, that. It was an anti-bullying video, not a gay [rights] video.”  Even more curiously, Sopoaga similarly denied taking part in the clip, even as a teammate reportedly tried to jog his memory. “I never went,” he declared. “And now someone is using my name.”

“Oh, that. It was an anti-bullying video, not a gay [rights] video.””?  Like bullying against gays and lesbian kids is somehow less important than a straight kid getting bullied?

Knuckle dragging Neanderthal assholes.

Fuck you 49er’s




Google+ Hangouts Hosts The It Gets Better Project’s NCOD Live Event Featuring Dan Savage and Ben Cohen

In observance of National Coming Out Day the It Gets Better project will be hosting a Google+ hangout series video chat which will will feature It Gets Better Project Co-Founder Dan Savage; StandUp Foundation’s Chairman Ben Cohen, MBE; and writer/activist Janet Mock as well as other who will be answering submitted questions about LGBT issues and coming out!

The hangout will be LIVE at the It Gets Better YouTube channel, now associated with TakePart TV and will be accessible via http://www.itgetsbetter.org/hangout at 5:00 PM on October 11th.  National Coming Out Day

  • Hangout with Dan Savage: Q&A joined by members of the Ali Forney Center.
  • Hangout about being Out at School with LGBT youth activists and Campus Pride.
  • Hangout with Transgender Leaders moderated by Janet Mock.
  • Hangout about Sports with StandUp Foundation’s Chairman Ben Cohen, MBE and moderated by Cyd Zeigler from Outsports with LGBT athletes.

For futher information on the event and how to submit questions chack out the It Gets Better website.