Professional athletes have been well-known to make some pretty controversial statements when it comes to gay and lesbian people. From outward bigoted statements like Pat Burns and John Rocker's to David Tyree's god excuse, homophobia has been the name of the game as long as sport has existed. However, things are changing, and the sports town that is far and away the coolest when it comes to LGBT acceptance is Chicago, of all places.
Last year, former Blackhawk Brent Sopel brought the Stanley Cup to a gay pride parade that included Cubs legend Ernie Banks and a contingent from the Cubs organisation.
What's more- Monday, the Cubbies got on board with the Trevor Project to produce this cool video with a positive message to LGBT kids that proves that not only does life get better if you hang on, people's attitudes do too.
Hang in kids and hats off to Major League baseball for endorsing life-saving efforts such as this.