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June 12, 2021
The San Francisco Giants will be the first Major League Baseball team to celebrate Pride Month on the field. In their upcoming game against the Chicago Cubs, the Giants will sport jerseys and caps embroidered with a pride-themed SF Giants logo.
The design includes the original six rainbow flag colors as well as five new stripes. Black and brown represent people of color in the community, and pastel blue, pink, and white represent transgender folk. This flag is known as the “progress pride flag” and symbolizes societal progress regarding the inclusivity and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. San Francisco is known to have one of the largest LGBTQ+ communities in the country.
Baseball fans can purchase exclusive tickets in honor of the event, which also include a limited edition SF Giants Pride shirt. A percentage of proceeds from these tickets will be donated to San Francisco Pride. “We are extremely proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community as we kick off one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco by paying honor to the countless achievements and contributions of all those who identify as LGBTQ+ and are allies of the LGBTQ+ community,” Giants CEO Larry Baer in a statement.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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