In 2000, certain professional baseball teams began holding LGBT-themed “Pride Nights” which have promoted and financially supported LGBT non-profits. Over the past twenty years, 29 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams have hosted such events, with many doing so every year. The one holdout — the Texas Rangers — has refused to give in to shakedown efforts from some powerful LGBT charities.
Kudos to my hometown team. The Rangers have so far resisted threats by LGBT activist groups to funnel money from ticket sales to these groups and otherwise promote Pride organizations.
MLB Pride Nights are trending even more radical. National Review published a comprehensive article by reporter Nate Hochman, titled “MLB’s Unseemly Support for Youth Gender Transitions.” Mr. Hochman states that “many of MLB’s most prominent franchises have begun to promote or fund groups that encourage or provide sex-change procedures and gender-transition hormone treatment for minors as young as 12.”
Mr. Hochman lists 20 teams that “have promoted or funded groups that advocate or are directly involved in child gender transitions.” Five of these teams partnered specifically with groups “that perform medical gender transitions on minors.” These include The Detroit Tigers, The Boston Red Sox, The Milwaukee Brewers, The Tampa Bay Rays, and The Cleveland Guardians.
At least six more teams promoted and funded organizations that lobby against restricting youth sex-change surgeries. One such organization is Fenway Health, which receives promotional and financial support from The Boston Red Sox. Nate Hochman learned that Fenway Health “works against restrictions on gender transitions for minors, arguing that ‘the true purpose of these bills is to advance the right-wing culture war against LGBTQIA+ People’.”
The Daily Signal’s Joshua Arnold remarked:
“Nothing says baseball like permanently sterilizing children.”
Baseball has long had a more culturally conservative fan base than either the NBA or the NFL. The MLB has moved left of late and fans who don’t want their entertainment dollars funding the mutilation of young people had better start noticing.