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Red Sox and Mets give drag queens a chance to shine during Pride Night celebrations

At a time when the drag community is under attack, the Sox and Mets show their support for the art form.

28.5 MLB teams announce Pride Nights, unveiling some killer swag

From rainbow hoodies to pregame dance parties to Dale Scott’s first pitch tour, 28ish teams are celebrating MLB Pride. Take a wild guess whom we’re still waiting on.

Red Sox great Kevin Youkilis says he hopes any gay teammates knew he would be in their corner

Youkilis says LGBTQ inclusion isn’t about celebrating Pride Night. It’s about how people live their lives.

Umpires in Dodgers-Giants game wear Pride hats, likely a first for pro sports

Every person participating on the field at the Giants’ Pride Day - players, coaches and umpires - wore a Pride insignia on their cap.

Some Tampa Bay Rays players refused to wear a Pride rainbow, say they reject gay ‘behavior’

With players citing ‘Jesus’ in rejecting the Pride rainbow, Rays management should be ashamed of the disaster they created.

Dodgers have sold over 18k Pride Night tickets, shattering pro sports record

The LA Dodgers annually host the largest Pride Night in all of sports. Their game on June 3 is nearly sold out.

Dodgers’ Pride Night first pitch to honor Glenn Burke’s legacy

The Burke family’s first pitch is an indication that although it took decades, the Dodgers are finally dedicated to elevating a trailblazing gay athlete’s legacy.

Ex-trainer alleges Chicago White Sox fired him because he is gay

Brian Ball is suing the club, but the White Sox deny all charges of discrimination.

Dodgers and Giants will both wear rainbow Pride caps in an MLB first

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will meet on June 11, both donning rainbow logos.

Dodgers are hosting their Pride Night this season in honor of Glenn Burke

Burke’s family members will throw out the first pitch, and players will wear special Pride jerseys.

Dale Scott’s autobiography as an openly gay MLB umpire is a winner

In recounting how he came out as gay while still an active MLB umpire, Dale Scott is easy to root for.

‘Dale, we know you’re gay. We don’t care.’ How a Major League Baseball umpire came out

Former MLB umpire Dale Scott, in an excerpt from his new book, recounts how he came out as gay in baseball first and then the world.

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Who is the real Thom Brennaman, and does he deserve a second chance?

LGBTQ leaders share insights about the man they’ve gotten to know, both before and since he used the gay slur heard ‘round the sports world.

Good on the Red Sox for immediately releasing this racist and homophobic prospect

The Red Sox released Brett Netzer after the infielder went on a hateful social media tirade.

Dusty Baker’s allyship is the most inspiring LGBTQ story of the 2021 World Series

While both the Astros and Braves have sometimes had problematic histories, Baker’s embrace and mentorship of Glenn Burke makes him worthy of our admiration.

Rangers and Braves drop the ball for LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day, while Astros get a save

Many in the sports world stepped up for LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day, but the Rangers and Braves weren’t having it.

Red Sox are using an iconic gay pop anthem as their rallying cry 

This postseason, the Red Sox haven’t been afraid to dance on their own.

Kiké Hernández goes from Bend & Snap sensation to Red Sox postseason hero

While all of MLB is talking about Hernández’s scintillating October, gay baseball fans knew he was going to be a star two years ago.

Here are the MLB Playoff teams ranked by Pride swag

Surprise! The Giants are going to do really well on this list.

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.

Bryan Ruby sings National Anthem at Dodgers game days after coming out

Gay pro baseball player Bryan Ruby is also a songwriter. His story as a gay athlete is inspiring others.

Each of America’s big 5 sports currently has an out gay man in the pros. That’s never happened

For the first time, pro baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer has an out gay male player under contract.

Gay Dodgers senior VP Erik Braverman proposed to his boyfriend, and Jonathan said “YES!”

Erik Braverman proposed to Jonathan Cottrell. Now the boyfriends are engaged to marry.

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.

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.

SF Giants donate rainbow Pride cap to Baseball Hall of Fame

Gabe Kapler wore a rainbow Pride cap while managing this past Saturday’s game. Following his donation, it will become part of baseball history in Cooperstown.

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.

LA Dodgers have sold over 8,000 LGBTQ+ Night tickets, pro sports’ biggest Pride celebration

Pride Night attendees will make up about half of the fans at the Dodgers Pride Night game on June 11.

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.

Out gay Mets fan for life: How can you partner with Chick-fil-A?

A lifelong gay Mets fan wrote this plea to the team to end its promotion with the controversial fast-food restaurant chain, and he demands MLB step in.

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.