The LGBT community and its supporters in the great state of Wisconsin are going to have something really fun to celebrate come this spring.
Out Sports is reporting that their baseball team, The Milwaukee Brewers, will host its first ever LGBT night on June 21st against the St. Louis Cardinals at MIller Park.
Rick Schlesinger, Brewers chief operating officer, told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
“The schedule for our theme nights has expanded to at least 16 events this season, and we are excited that Pride Night is one of the new additions. The inclusion of Pride Night is a result of fan feedback and our ongoing work with and support of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Similar events have been very successful in other Major League markets, and we know that this will be a very entertaining night at Miller Park.”
Turns out that the idea to to do this started with one person. A letter was sent by Milwaukee resident and Brewers fan Hillary McCabe to Journal-Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl. Jim then forwarded the note to a Vice President at the Brewers who then worked with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce to make it happen.
”There’s some great things going on in our city, so it’s fitting that our major sports teams reflect that same 414 [Milwaukee area code] solidarity,” Hillary told Jim.
Everyone buying for the event will get a Milwaukee Brewers pride shirt (listed above). Currently, only three MLB teams have not done some sort of LGBT event: The New York Yankees, The Los Angeles Angels and the Cincinnati Reds. Mind you, two out of those three places are iconic places where the LGBT community thrived. Tsk tsk.
Great job, Brewers!