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After coming out at age 95, AAGPBL’s Maybelle Blair receives Amazin’ Mets Foundation Legacy Award

The Mets celebrate the life of one of women’s baseball’s biggest advocates and a proud LGBTQ athlete.

Baseball Hall of Fame President Josh Rawitch details how Cooperstown has embraced LGBTQ fans

Pride is an important aspect of baseball history and because of that, it’s also on display at the Hall of Fame.

Philadelphia Phillies bring back gay anthem ‘Dancing On My Own’ to inspire playoff push

After falling into a last-place tie, the Phillies turn to last season’s victory (gay) anthem to bring back their winning ways.

Gay pro baseball player/country singer Bryan Ruby knocks his cover of John Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield’ out of the park

During his hardball career, Ruby heard ‘Centerfield’ almost every day. Now he’s released a country-rock cover of the song and it’s a banger.

Gay broadcaster Eric Bach advocates for more LGBTQ representation throughout baseball

As the only out gay play-by-play announcer in the minor leagues, Bach remains determined to succeed despite feelings of isolation.

For Pride 2024, it’s time for the White Sox to hold Disco Appreciation Night

For decades, the White Sox have been associated with the anti-gay Disco Demolition Night. Pride 2024 would be the perfect opportunity to correct that.

Orioles dedicate entire Twitter feed to LGBTQ allyship for Pride Night

In addition to onfield celebrations, the Orioles commemorated Pride by turning their Twitter over to LGBTQ resources, facts, and statistics.

LGBTQ author Phil Bildner unveils his new Glenn Burke children’s book cover

After the success of "A High Five for Glenn Burke," author Phil Bildner revisits baseball’s gay trailblazer in the forthcoming "Glenn Burke, Game Changer."

Billy Van Raaphorst is again a gay umpire working the College World Series

Van Raaphorst is a college baseball umpire working western conference who is also publicly out as gay.

Texas Rangers employees speak out against team’s refusal to host LGBTQ Pride Night

As testimony from several Rangers employees shows, the team’s front office is a difficult place for LGBTQ people to work.

Glenn Burke earns induction into Chicago’s LGBTQ Legacy Walk

During Pride Night ceremonies, the Cubs announced a monetary contribution to create a monument for Burke on Boystown’s Legacy Walk.

Red Sox call up homophobic minor league pitcher less than a week before Pride Night

New Red Sox pitcher Matt Dermody once tweeted that gay people ‘will go to hell.’

29 MLB teams support their LGBTQ fans with Pride Nights in 2023

At a time when Pride celebrations are under siege, baseball is almost unanimous is celebrating our community. Hopefully all of them go well.

Sean Doolittle offers enthusiastic support for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Doolittle and the Washington Nationals step up for LGBTQ baseball fans to enhance MLB Pride.

Minor league pitcher Anderson Comás reflects on his coming out experience with gratitude

The White Sox prospect also reveals other closeted baseball players have thanked him for coming out publicly.

Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman tweets support for Pride Month in baseball, donation to charities

Stroman’s words of encouragement could not come at a better time.

Clayton Kershaw’s criticism of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence overlooks the reasons behind their drag

The Dodgers All-Star misses all the great work the Sisters have done because he can’t get over their nuns’ costumes.

Sorry Newsmax, there’s a lot that’s gay about baseball—and it’s amazing

Right wing pundit Greg Kelly got all hot and bothered about Dodgers Pride Night. He won’t be the last.

Why MLB caving to anti-gay bigots saddens but doesn’t surprise this lapsed Catholic fan

Seeing the Catholic League’s outrage machine shut down part of the Dodgers’ Pride celebration called up some painful memories of growing up in the church.

The A’s need to continue honoring Glenn Burke even after moving to Las Vegas

In order to continue honoring his barrier-breaking legacy, Glenn Burke Pride Night needs to be a part of any move to Las Vegas.

Gay pro baseball player Bryan Ruby fought with others to preserve Pride in his home state, and won

Ruby campaigned with other LGBTQ advocates for Pride to survive in Franklin, Tenn.

MLB Opening Day: Here are the players LGBTQ fans will be cheering for this season

As the new baseball season begins, here are our favorite out players, allies and style icons who are making the game a better place for the LGBTQ community.

Red Sox rookie Triston Casas rocks painted fingernails and helps give baseball a more inclusive image

By proudly vowing to wear nail polish on the field, Casas joins a list of baseball figures changing the stereotypically macho image of MLB players for the better.

Minor League Baseball player Anderson Comas comes out as gay with support from White Sox

Anderson Comas came out to the White Sox last year and has widespread support across the organization.

Ronnie Gajownik breaks a barrier as the first publicly out LGBTQ manager in Minor League Baseball

After being named manager of Arizona’s Class-A Hillsboro Hops, Gajownik celebrated with her wife in a moment of triumph for the LGBTQ community.

Gay baseball player/country singer Bryan Ruby debuts a brand new LGBTQ Christmas carol

Ruby wrote ‘Christmas with You’ on the road during baseball season.

Met disagrees with Bean's gay 'lifestyle'

The player, a devout Christian, says he supports gays in baseball even though he thinks homosexuality is wrong.

Phillies and Astros face off in a 2022 World Series of LGBTQ progress

While both Houston and Philadelphia have had their homophobic nadirs, the Fall Classic finds both teams on the right side of history. Here’s the 2022 LGBTQ World Series Preview.

LGBTQ baseball gods exact October vengeance on the Rays following their Pride Night fiasco

Want to make it past the first round in October? Don’t rip the rainbow Pride logo off of your jerseys.

Out pitcher Solomon Bates embraced by new minor league team

Since coming out as gay and signing with a new team, Bates has been embraced by his teammates.

Solomon Bates has struck out 13 batters in just 6 innings, days after coming out

Bates has struck out more than half the batters he’s faced,

Gay pro baseball player’s teammates ask about his boyfriend, ‘wedding’ advice

Bryan Ruby has found acceptance from teammates, and inspiration in Solomon Bates.