Last Sunday, the Seattle Mariners became the first-ever American professional sports team to publicly fly a Gay Pride flag during a game. Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale had this to say about the decision: “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.”
I hope that more teams follow the Mariners’ lead and welcome and support all members of the community that support them.