Shaq Video: Watch Shaquille O'Neal Speak Up in New Anti-LGBT Bullying VideoOctober 19, 2011
It's good to see Shaquille "The Diesel" O'Neal sticking up for a cause in the new anti-LGBT bullying video put on by the American Federation of Teachers and GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) as part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
O'Neal took part in a recent PSA to help launch the "Amplify Your Voice!" campaign, according to Rusty Simmons of SFGate.com:
As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Shaquille O’Neal is teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to launch its “Amplify Your Voice!” campaign, and Warriors President Rick Welts will be honored Oct. 21 by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) during their seventh annual Respect Awards gala in Los Angeles.
As a sports writer and fan, personally it's to see such a prolific NBA legend standing up for a cause in his retirement.
It would be so easy for him to go off and live his life, but there is encouragement in knowing that Shaq is still taking time to value the importance of this anti-bullying campaign.
The Diesel may have been a beast on the court, but there was no doubting his fun-loving nature and giving attitude toward those in need of help.
It's good to see that his kindness has continued on even in retirement.
Other notable celebrities that are taking part in the campaign are Chaz Bono, Vinny Guadagnino from Jersey Shore, Rashida Jones, Naya Rivera and Kristin Chenoweth.