Red Sox Hosts Pride Night; Pisses Off Some

All these ignorant straight folk just don’t get it.

The Boston Red Sox did a totally cool thing Thursday night for their LGBT Pride night vs. the Detroit Tigers when they painted the team’s logo in rainbow colors as a decal on the pitching mound prior to the game.

This is not the first such night the Red Sox have had honoring their LGBT fans, and the team celebrated on Instagram and Twitter.

This led to a surprising backlash from some fans who — in their comments on the team’s Instagram page — showed why such nights are necessary. I say surprising because these such nights have become so routine and non-controversial that 24 of the 30 MLB teams have similar events this year.

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David Denson Becomes First Openly Gay Player On MLB-Affiliated Team

It’s good to see more and more guys coming out in what is traditionally seen as a “macho” sportou. Personally I don’t care for baseball, but I know there are hundreds of thousands of fans the world over. Younger people need to see it’s acceptable to play the sport you love without having to hide all of who you are.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Denson, with the help of former major leaguer Billy Bean, reached out to the newspaper to tell his story.

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