The Seattle Mariners appear poised to be the first baseball team to fly a rainbow “Pride” flag at a Major League game. According to Seattle Out and Proud, the flag will fly at this Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. According to Adam McRoberts, Spokesman for Seattle Out & Proud:
“We’re thrilled to have so much community support in Seattle and greatly appreciate the leadership from the Mariners in promoting equality and acceptance in professional sports”
Rebecca Hale, Director of Public Information for the Mariners told Seattle Out & Proud this morning:
“We’re a part of this community. Our fans are a reflection of our community. We thought this was an appropriate gesture on a day that is very meaningful to the LGBT community.”
The flag will fly on the same day as the 39th annual Pride Parade in Seattle, held since 1975.
It’s been a busy week in the LGBT community, with a historic Supreme Court decision striking down key provisions the Defense of Marriage Act, which will now allow for Federal benefits to same-sex marriages.
– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)
Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball