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LA Dodgers Pride Night Controversy

By Charlotte Robinson, May 21, 2023

The Los Angeles Dodgers have disinvited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to the team’s annual Pride Night after opposition from conservative rightwing Catholic groups. The Sisters were slated to received the team’s Community Hero Award in a ceremony during the 10th annual event before the June 16th game against the San Francisco Giants. Dodger management stated, “Given the strong feelings of people who have been offended by the sisters’ inclusion in our evening & in an effort not to distract from the great benefits that we have seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees.” Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) who represents Dodgers Stadium stated, “By caving to political pressure, the Dodgers opened their front gates to the hate & transphobia Marco Rubio & far-right extremists have been trying to spread to California for years. All this bigotry towards drag queens & trans Americans has been one big dog whistle for the extremist base ahead of the next election. As the representative of Dodgers Stadium & a lifelong Dodgers fan, I’m beyond disappointed that they allowed themselves to get pulled into this political farce. One thing that’s been made clear by Angeleno’s reactions: this bigotry won’t fly in our backyards or our outfields. Don’t peddle that shit here or anywhere. I hope the Dodgers leadership corrects this wrong & stops giving into political agendas that further marginalize LGBTQ+ Americans.” In response Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken tweeted, "I'm inviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to join me for @Angels Pride Night at Anaheim Stadium on June 7th. Pride should be inclusive & like many, I was disappointed in the Dodgers decision."

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