August 25, 2012 3:16 pm ET
As we move toward a world where being a publicly-known gay professional athlete is welcomed in the locker room -- we're not there yet, but there are signs that the day of acceptance is on its way -- some 49ers are voicing their support for LGBT teens.
In the video below, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, defensive tackles Ricky Jean Francois and Isaac Sopoaga, and safety Donte Whitner join the “It Gets Better” movement to help foster a sense of community for those gay teens who are troubled by bullying.
According to the SF Chronicle, the 49ers are the first pro football team to give their support to the project, following the lead of the San Francisco Giants, who did the same last year, and a host of other big-league baseball teams.
"We were happy to speak out against bullying as it affects people from all walks of life,” 49ers spokesman Bob Lange told the paper.