Major League Baseball (MLB) has spent years teaming up with LGBTQ+ organizations to create “Pride Night” events throughout the league, and in a new report from National Review, five MLB teams are currently funding or supporting organizations that perform sex change operations on children.
For over 20 years, numerous major and minor league baseball teams have used LGBT-themed Pride Nights as fundraisers for progressive charities and LGBT partnerships. As a result, 2/3rds of the major league teams have begun to promote or fund groups that encourage or provide sex-change procedures and gender-transition hormone treatment for minors as young as 12.
According to National Review, five MLB teams which have sponsored Pride Nights have partnered with organizations that perform medical gender transitions on minors, which are listed below.
The Detroit Tigers
The Tigers Pride Night encouraged ticket buyers to donate to multiple clinics that performed medical gender transitions on minors. On top of the Ruth Ellis Center, Corktown Health, and the Trans Sistas of Color Project, the Tigers checkout page also listed PFLAG of Detroit as a suggested charity.
“PFLAG of Detroit’s ‘Policy Statements’ page writes that ‘teaching there are only two genders may make youth of different identities, genders or orientations not feel included,’ and sponsors a ‘Public Library Project’ that ‘is dedicated to donating Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender-positive books to public libraries for a greater understanding of the real lives of our children.’”
The Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox Pride Night, held during the team’s June 28 game against the Oakland Athletics, “made a donation to Boston Proud in support of their programmatic efforts,” according to the New England Sports Network.
Boston Proud, which organizes the city’s Pride March, is sponsored by and has held fundraisers for Fenway Health, an LGBT clinic affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the official hospital of the Red Sox.
The Red Sox made a $200,000 donation to Fenway Health as part of an LGBT “Spirit Day” campaign in 2018. At the time, the vice president of the MLB, Billy Bean, stated that he was “so proud” of the Red Sox’s “incredibly generous donation to Fenway Health,” which “will impact many people in need who receive life-saving treatment & care at this wonderful facility.”
Fenway Health’s services include a suite of hormonal drugs and puberty blockers for patients as young as twelve years old, as well as sex-change surgeries for adolescents. Fenway Health also works against restrictions on gender transitions for minors, arguing that “the true purpose of these bills is to advance the right-wing culture war against LGBTQIA+ people,” and distributes a “communications toolkit with talking points, social media graphics, and letters to the editor for anyone doing advocacy around transgender/gender diverse youth” in response to “the spate of anti-trans youth bills filed in states across the country in 2021.”
The Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night, held during the team’s June 8 game against the Philadelphia Phillies, was put on in partnership with Aurora Health, which provides hormone therapy to minors. The Brewers also hosted a pregame drag-queen show, and the first pitch was thrown out by Dr. Sylvia Meltzer, who was billed as “a pioneer in providing transgender health care services.”
The Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays Pride Night, held during the team’s June 4 game against the Chicago White Sox, made a $20,000 donation to Metro Inclusive Health, a local medical clinic whose “trained providers work with the transgender community for needs such as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), reproductive care, and specialist referrals,” including prescribing gender-transition hormones for minors.
Metro Inclusive Health also offers youth programming, including a “Gender Talks” lecture series, which is open to children as young as 13. Notably, at least five Rays players opted not to wear the rainbow pride flag on their uniforms for the Pride Night game, citing their religious faith.
The Cleveland Guardians
The Cleveland Guardians Pride Night, held during the team’s June 25 game against the Red Sox, took place during the Guardians’ Pride Month programming, which the team put on “in partnership” with the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland.
The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland runs a school, open to youth as young as 14, that provides medical services to students via an onsite MetroHealth clinic, which offers a “Kids Pride Gender Care Journey” package that includes puberty blockers and hormonal drugs for children and sex-change surgeries for adolescents. Last year, the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland announced a “new partnership with University Hospitals (UH) of Cleveland . . . which includes the services offered by Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, further enhancing the Center’s ability to facilitate access to healthcare, which is attuned to the needs of LGBTQ+ folks across the lifespan.”
The partnership announcement included interviews with multiple University Hospital doctors who specialized in medical gender transitions for children, including one doctor who touted her interactions with “a lot of youth who present to me about their gender preference who have not yet told their parents or family members, and they can do that in a confidential way because as a psychologist I do not have to divulge that information to their legal guardians or parents.” She claimed to have seen “kids as young as three years old.”
The Numbers are Disturbing
A deeper look at the numbers shows just how strong the LGBTQ have their hands into Major League Baseball. The LA Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, and the Oakland Athletics partnered with organizations that provide counseling and referrals for youth medical transitions, or partner with clinics that perform youth transitions.
The Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, and Colorado Rockies partnered with organizations that provide resources for, and often actively encourage, youth sex changes.
The Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, and the St. Louis Cardinals partnered with organizations that advocate, promote, or lobby for youth gender transitions in public policy.
Major League Baseball turn into far left policies comes at the expense of their mostly right leaning fanbase. The Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, and Colorado Rockies have a larger share of Republican fans than Democratic fans within their fanbase. However, with major money being invested into policies their fanbase do not support, the question will be weighed just how much more woke will fanbase allow their game to get before they tap out.
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