More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
MLB, Toronto Blue Jays to Address "M*ricon" incident
GLAAD has spoken with both Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays organization this morning, regarding anti-gay language that was written on shortstop Yunel Escobar's eye-black this weekend. The phrase "TU ERE M*RICON" was written, which is most closely translated as "You are a f*ggot."
Escobar's team released a statement last night, saying "The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game."
Escobar, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager John Farrell and coach Luis Rivera are expected to speak at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in New York to further address the incident.
We will have more updates then.