REPORT: Seattle Mariners to fly rainbow “Pride” flag on Sunday

  • David Whitlock

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.

The Pride Flag flies over the Space Needle in Seattle, a city always progressive among the LGBT community

The Pride Flag flies over the Space Needle in Seattle, a progressive city among the LGBT community

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)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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