SF celebrating Giants' victory with campaign against homophobia

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Giants fan celebrate. - PHOTO: sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com

As they celebrate the Giants’ World Series win, San Francisco supervisors on Oct. 30 were set to offer a resolution endorsing a national campaign against homophobia in sports.

At a press conference at city hall, city and county officials were expected to endorse The Last Closet, a campaign focused on encouraging athletes to come out in pro sports – and encouraging the leagues to support them.

The press conference was set for late morning in California, with former NFL player David Kopay expected to speak, as well as representatives with the Last Closet and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

The city and county officials are expected to encourage commissioners of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer to state “on camera” that they will support gay players.

The Giants were the first team to make a video for the It Gets Better campaign and have a history of supporting their LGBT fans and opposing discrimination against LGBT people.

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