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Two of the major sports leagues, the National Football League and Major League Baseball went purple during games schedule for Spirit Day.
For those contending for the World Series trophy, most colors are red, blue and orange, but not for today. You will see purple across all baseball teams.
On Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted their very first LGBT Night OUT. This moment in history was celebrated with guest star Jason Collins, Billy Bean, and Lance Bass.
Baseball stars are being Christians and showing their support for the LGBT community and friends.
Major League Baseball hosted Darnell Moore, Aaron McQuade, and Wade Davis, Jr. at a recent conference for their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program. The conference included a session discussing the current atmosphere faced by LGBT youth in school and sports nationwide and the role coaches can play in fostering an inclusive environment for LGBT athletes.
There have been so many of these lists in the previous weeks. I've read several on this topic alone, and the great thing is that they all agree that 2012 was a truly banner year - to use a sports metaphor - for the elevation of this conversation into the public consciousness.
Over a dozen sports organizations have signed on to go purple for this year’s Spirit Day, helping ensure that the anti-bullying message is seen and heard around the country by fans of basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, wrestling and racing.
In an unprecedented show of support, the six most prominent American major sports leagues will all ‘go purple’ with GLAAD for Spirit Day on Friday, October 19, in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Today, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar will work with GLAAD and the You Can Play project, after he was seen with an anti-gay slur written in Spanish on his eye-black over the weekend.
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.