Earlier this week, the San Francisco Giants announced that the MLB team will include LGBTQ pride colors on its uniforms and hats in order to honor Pride Month.
According to the Giants, all eleven colors of “the new Pride logo” will be included, as they “signify inclusion and progression,” including the following: purple, which represents spirit; blue, which represents serenity; green, which represents nature; yellow, which represents sunlight; orange, which represents healing; red, which represents life; black and brown, which “recognize LGTBQ people of color”; and white, pink, and light blue, which “recognize [transgender people].”
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 1, 2021
Gavin Newsom, the Democrat Governor of California, was quick to heap praise upon the San Francisco Giants.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 2, 2021
In addition, as reported by ESPN, the MLB itself plans to join alongside the San Francisco Giants in order to introduce the new Pride-themed designs.
As reported by ESPN, Billy Bean, who currently serves as the first Ambassador for Inclusion in the MLB, will join in this weekend’s events at Oracle Park, wherein palm trees across Willie Mays Plaza will be enveloped in all eleven colors of the Pride Flag. Additionally, the scoreboard in Oracle Park will display the eleven colors prominently throughout the month of June.
Gabe Kapler, the manager of the Giants, asserted that he is “very proud” of the measures taken by the San Francisco Giants, and he is greatly “looking forward to the impact and the support” that the team can bring to members of the LGBTQ community.
Additionally, Larry Baer, the Giants President and CEO, lavished praise upon the idea, expressing that he is “extremely proud” to stand alongside LGBTQ individuals while simultaneously “[kicking] off one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco” through “paying honor to the countless achievements and contributions” of the LGBTQ community.