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SF Giants clinch playoff berth after showing MLB how Pride should be done

The Giants’ LGBTQ outreach demonstrates how a team adopting a 21st century mentality can be successful both on and off the field.

Gay pro baseball player Bryan Ruby found inspiration reading these 39 LGBT sports books

Gay pro baseball player Bryan Ruby shares his favorite books about LGBT athletes, plus his entire reading list.

Pro baseball player Bryan Ruby comes out as gay

Ruby has been out and working in the LGBTQ sports space for a while, sharing his favorite books with Outsports readers.

Retired umpire Dale Scott records voiceover for Hall of Fame’s video series

Harkening back to his days in radio, Scott lends his talents to narrate a Cooperstown-worthy segment on baseball’s international tours.

Here are all of the 2021 Pride Nights in Major League Baseball

Currently, 23 teams have a Pride Night on their 2021 promotional calendars. There will probably be more and we’ll keep this list updated.

Houston Astros to hold first Pride night since 2010, against only team to never have one

While Astros publicly recognize their LGBTQ fans, the Rangers continue their streak of never having a Pride night.

Trans MLB photographer threw out the first pitch for Diamondbacks Pride Night one year after coming out

After years of battling inner-turmoil, Danielle Cortez is thriving as an openly transgender woman working in baseball.

How the Red Sox, who were the last team to integrate, became champions of LGBTQ Pride

Red Sox Pride Night returns after a one-year hiatus.

Oakland A’s rename Pride Night after Glenn Burke

The Athletics keep Burke’s name alive for future generations and honor a trailblazing LGBTQ athlete.

SF Giants celebrate Pride by incorporating the rainbow into their cap logos

Longtime supporters of the LGBTQ community, the Giants make Pride colors a prominent part of their uniforms on Saturday.

MLB shows NCAA what it should do to hate states targeting trans student-athletes

While the NCAA watches states ban trans girls and women. MLB took action against Georgia for restricting voting rights, pulling the All-Star Game from Atlanta.

Sing along with these out MLB folks: ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

The Sports Equality Foundation celebrates Opening Day of Major League Baseball by inviting some of the out LGBTQ people from MLB to sing the national pastime’s official song.

LGBTQ guide to the Major League Baseball season

A co-founder of LGBTQ baseball groups on Facebook previews all 30 MLB teams, with a surprise champion.

It’s time for an active player to come out. Baseball needs it

On Opening Day, it feels like MLB needs more humanity. And an active player coming out would provide that very quality.

‘Singled Out’ shines in depicting Glenn Burke’s heroism and his tragic end

Andrew Maraniss’s new biography places Glenn Burke in his proper trailblazing context and shows how 1970s-era baseball conspired against him.

There is hope for minor league Pride Nights in 2021

While MiLB teams are still assembling promotional schedules, more vaccine availability could make Pride Nights happen this summer.

Gay umpire Dale Scott reflects on the impact of telling his coming out story

Dale Scott didn’t plan on his coming up affecting so many lives for the better. But doing so as an active umpire made him a national story and earned him numerous fans.

Gay Diamondbacks executive Nona Lee leads team’s push for LGBTQ inclusion

Over two decades, Lee has witnessed baseball becoming more LGBTQ friendly. Now, through D-backs for Change, she’s helping the game embrace our community even more.

For once, let’s not allow Spring Training to obscure MLB’s privilege problem

Current sexual harassment revelations should inspire us to keep demand MLB’s ensure a better game for all marginalized groups — including LGBTQ fans.

Because baseball ignored LGBTQ voices, Curt Schilling could be elected to the Hall of Fame

If baseball writers had listened to the trans community, a potential Schilling fiasco could’ve been avoided.

Hank Aaron embodied what athletes endured to fight for a better world

Aaron will forever be associated with home runs and social justice. When those two worlds collided, with society at its ugliest, he persevered and emerged a hero.

Mets firing GM Jared Porter is good for MLB and for all women

Sexual harassment has no place in baseball or any workplace, and believe me: if queer women want to see your dick pics, we’ll ask.

Why are there so few out LGBTQ sports broadcasters?

With the LGBTQ community being represented in so many aspects of sports, the lack of out play-by-play voices is striking.

Tommy Lasorda should’ve followed Minnie Miñoso’s example of supporting his gay son

Lasorda and Miñoso are baseball legends from the same era. But while Minnie learned how to love his son, Tommy remained stuck in the past.

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2021’s LGBTQ sports winners and losers

Once a week, every week, Outsports’ managing editor selects big stories from the past 7 days of LGBTQ sports coverage.

Minor league realignment won’t affect Pride events, officials say

The sweeping changes to MiLB affect teams with successful inclusion efforts.

Cleveland baseball’s name change ushers in a new and more welcoming era

Dropping the Indians nickname is a good sign for inclusion of all marginalized groups — including the LGBTQ community.

After resigning for homophobia, Reds announcer Thom Brennaman hired by baseball league in Puerto Rico

Thom Brennaman has been hired to announce baseball in the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico.

Staten Island Yanks sue Yankees and MLB over minor league contraction scheme

Baseball’s best Pride Night uniforms weren’t enough to save the Staten Island Yankees. Now they’re taking the majors to court.

SF Giants took the lead in promoting AIDS awareness through ‘Until There’s A Cure Day’

In 1994, the Giants set an example for the rest of baseball by devoting a game to HIV/AIDS charities. They’ve continued it every year since.

JVN encourages the sports world to accept him for who he is

Over the past couple of years, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has crossed over with the sports world to spectacular results.

WTF, Justin Turner? UGA swimmer: ‘I’m gay;’ How hot is Emma Gee?

The Huddle is your daily briefing on what’s new in LGBT sports news, the latest links and who’s in the social media spotlight.


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