Cardinals Will Host Pride Night in 2017, Team Says – Missouri News

Cardinals Will Host Pride Night in 2017, Team Says –  Missouri News

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The Cardinals are ready for Pride Night — and it’s happening in 2017.

Last night, after controversy erupted over the team scheduling former player and anti-LGBT speaker Lance Berkman to speak at “Christian Day” at Busch Stadium, the club issued a statement saying that it will, in fact, host its first-ever night devoted to LGBTQ fans this year.

Responding to calls from the Viva Los Birdos blog, the team had previously indicated that it was “actively planning” such a night, and that it would happen no later than 2018.

That timeline just moved up. In a statement given to KSDK and other news outlets, the Cardinals are now saying that Pride Night will, in fact, take place in 2017. “We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Pride Night later this season (details to follow shortly) which will bring members of the LGBT Community together to enjoy Cardinals baseball,” the club said.

But despite their commitment to rolling out the welcome mat for gay fans, the Cardinals aren’t backing down from hosting Berkman. In its statement, the team explains how Christian Day typically highlights a well-known…

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