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Los Angeles Dodgers are 37-17 since their Pride Night. Take that, homophobes

Anti-gay memes saying Dodger Stadium was flooded by Tropical Storm Hilary were false. What is true is how well the team is playing.

Dodgers held Christian Faith and Family Day and no gay people protested

The Dodgers held a promotion honoring Christians and LGBTQ people gave it the respect absent from the controversy over the team’s Pride Night.

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.

Top 10: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"I’m just trying to make it not as tough for the next generation," says a basketball superstar on this list, along with executives with a Major League Baseball team and CBS, an NFL player and soccer legends.

Honorees 11-20: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"If we don’t fight for our community and ourselves, who will?" says a U.S. women’s soccer star on this list, along with an NBA executive, an Olympian and two WNBA head coaches.

Honorees 21-30: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"Sports has notoriously and publicly suffered from a lack of LGBTQ+ representation," says an NBA exec on this list, along with people from MLB, ESPN and the NFL.

Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss are the most powerful out LGBTQ people in sports

Kloss and King earned the Outsports Power 100 top ranking for 2023 through their love, advocacy and business relationships.

Baltimore Orioles executive Greg Bader remembers joy of team’s first Pride Night

"It was kind of surreal for me to see other Orioles fans walking around with rainbow O’s caps," Baltimore’s senior vice president, and Outsports Power 100 honoree, said.

Roscoe Mapps leads by example for the San Francisco Giants

Giants executive came into the job as an out man and is an Outsports Power 100 honoree.

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."

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.

Blue Jays release Anthony Bass after repeated anti-LGBTQ messages

Bass, who had shared an anti-LGBTQ message on Instagram, had been set to catch the opening pitch for Pride Night.

Pride uniforms are an issue for some athletes. One league is pulling back.

MLB has made it harder for teams to wear Pride rainbow logos. Their reasoning has merit.

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.

The LA Dodgers deserve an award for courage, and the LGBTQ community should rally around them

No pro sports team has taken as much grief for supporting the LGBTQ community as the LA Dodgers.

Drag performers, nuns take center stage at Pride Night of Giants and Angels

One even threw out the first pitch, as the teams offered a refreshing change from the hate directed at drag performers in parts of the country.

San Francisco Giants wore Pride hats, used Pride bases and it went off without any hate

The Giants showed out to do Pride Night right, complete with a drag queen tossing the first pitch.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass apologizes for LGBTQ boycott, meets with Pride leader

Bass had shared a ‘boycott Target’ post. He’s now going on a listening and image-rehab tour.

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.

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.

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What impact do anti-gay athletes have on youth?

Anthony Bass is just the latest sports personality to share anti-LGBT beliefs. It certainly can't help struggling LGBT youth.

As a gay man I will attend Dodgers Christian Faith Day, in support of my born-again aunt and uncle

Welcoming people to the ballpark doesn’t mean you agree on everything, whether it’s Pride Night or Christian Day.

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.

Bill Donohue, Catholic League raise tens of thousands of dollars for drag nuns

Donations have flooded into the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence since Donohue and Marco Rubio attacked them and the Dodgers.

Dodgers reinvite drag nun group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Pride Night

This Sisters have accepted the invitation to celebrate their decades-long ‘life-saving work’ for the LGBTQ community.

By re-inviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dodgers prove their Pride Night isn’t just for show

The Dodgers, unlike other pro sports teams, ultimately stood up for the LGBTQ community instead of succumbing to bad faith pressure.

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ‘outraged’ by getting boot from Dodgers on Pride Night

The LGBTQ advocacy group defended itself a day after the Dodgers disinvited them from Pride Night, while politicians and groups condemned the team.

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.