“The San Francisco Giants will kick off Pride Month by wearing an SF logo Pride Patch on the right sleeve of their home jersey and a custom cap that incorporates the Pride colors into the SF logo for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, June 5 at 4.15 p.m PDT.”
“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,” said Giants President and CEO Larry Baer.
“The 11 colors of the new Pride logo are emblematic of the Progress Pride Flag and signify inclusion and progression with the six pride colors,” said the Giants in a statement. “Red (life); orange (healing); yellow (sunlight); green (nature); blue (serenity); purple (spirit); and black and brown to recognize LGBTQ+ people of color and light blue, pink and white to recognize people who are transgender.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom celebrated the team’s decision.
“Love this, @SFGiants!!” said Newsom.
ESPN also reported that the league will join the Giants to introduce the pride-themed designs.
“Billy Bean, MLB’s first ambassador for inclusion, will take part in Saturday’s events at Oracle Park, where the palm trees in Willie Mays Plaza will be wrapped in the 11 colors of the Pride flag,” reported ESPN. “The Oracle Park scoreboard will also display Pride colors throughout June.”
Giants manager Gabe Kapler stated that he is “very proud that the San Francisco Giants are taking this step, very proud to be a part of it, and looking forward to the impact and the support that we can provide for the LGBTQ+ community.”