Major League Baseball (MLB) is sending a special message of acceptance and inclusion for this year’s pride month. The organization is hosting 23 pride nights across the nation. That’s a significant increase from last year when it had just 12.
While LGBTQ+ themed sporting events used to be considered political statements that occasionally drew protests, the increase of nationwide acceptance is reflected in how successful these outings have been.
In addition to the pride nights, 10 MLB teams will also give away rainbow hats to all in attendance. The Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Rays, Reds and Twins are the participating teams. The Brewers, Cardinals an Dodgers will have shirts with a rainbow theme, the Athletics and Mariners have wearable pride flags, and the Giants have a backpack. The other seven teams with pride nights haven’t yet announced giveaways.
Check out the schedule and links to where you can buy tickets below.
San Diego Padres: Friday, April 27 vs. New York Mets
Colorado Rockies: Friday, June 1 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Washington Nationals: Tuesday, June 5 vs. Tampa Bay
Boston Red Sox: Thursday, June 7 vs. Detroit
Cincinnati Reds: Friday, June 8 vs. St. Louis
Los Angeles Dodgers: Friday, June 8 vs. Atlanta
Oakland Athletics: Friday, June 8 vs. Kansas City
Tampa Bay Rays: Friday, June 8 vs. Seattle
Toronto Blue Jays: Friday, June 8 vs. Baltimore
Chicago Cubs (Pride Day): Sunday, June 10 vs. Pittsburgh
Seattle Mariners: Saturday, June 16 vs. Boston
Milwaukee Brewers: Thursday, June 21 vs. St. Louis
San Francisco Giants: Thursday, June 21 vs. San Diego
Atlanta Braves: Friday, June 22 vs. Baltimore
Baltimore Orioles: Wednesday, June 27 vs. Seattle
Philadelphia Phillies: Thursday, June 28 vs. Washington
Arizona Diamondbacks: Friday, June 29 vs. San Francisco
Pittsburgh Pirates: Sunday, July 8 vs. Philadelphia
Minnesota Twins: Monday, July 9 vs. Kansas City
New York Mets: Saturday, August 4 vs. Atlanta
St. Louis Cardinals: Friday, August 17 vs. Milwaukee
Chicago Cubs (Out): Sunday, August 26 vs. Cincinnati
Kansas City Royals: TBA
23 Major League Baseball Teams Will Host LGBTQ+ Pride Nights in 2018 was originally published on cassiuslife.com