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Dodgers apologize and re-invite charity drag group to Pride Night – Rolling Stone

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sisters of Perpetual Indigenous will participate in Los Angeles Dodgers Pride Night next month, after the baseball team received severe backlash from queer organizations. To disinvite the charity group.

On Monday evening, the baseball team shared a statement on Twitter apologizing to the Drag Nun charity for pulling them from the event after Sen. Marco Rubio and other conservatives expressed their distaste for the organization.

“After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincere apologies to LGBTQ+ members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence community and their friends and families,” the team wrote in a statement adorned by club logos in the colors of the Pride flag.

The statement continued, “We have asked the Sisters of Perpetual Indignities to take their places on the field at our 10th Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th.” “We are pleased to share that they have agreed to receive our collective communities gratitude for decades of tireless work.”

The Dodgers continued by saying that they would work with LGBTQ organizations “to better educate ourselves, find ways to strengthen the relationships that make up the diversity of the Dodgers family, and to support all of our fans through our platforms.” use.”

The team’s new statement comes just days after LA Pride, the city’s leading LGBTQ organization, pulled itself out of the Dodgers event, citing its disenchantment. La Pride said in a statement at the time, “Pride is a fight for equality and inclusion for the entire LGBTQ+ community and we are not going to stop.”

The Los Angeles LGBT Center also withdrew itself from the event, saying they were “deeply disappointed” with the Dodgers calling for the event to be canceled if the sisters were not invited back. After the Dodgers’ waiver, the center agreed to participate in the event.

“Today’s decision by the Dodgers to publicly apologize to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and withdraw their boycott from next month’s Pride Night is a step in the right direction, and we count on the Sisters’ vote to award their much-deserved Community Hero Award.” support to accept,” the Center told Rolling stone in a statement on Monday. “Last week’s debacle underscores the dangerous effect of political tactics by those who seek to fan the flames of anti-LGBTQ prejudice at a time when our rights are under attack.”

“Today’s decision by the Dodgers to publicly apologize to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and withdraw their boycott from next month’s Pride Night is a step in the right direction, and we count on the Sisters’ vote to award their much-deserved Community Hero Award.” support acceptance. pic.twitter.com/5yDPqiiMlP

— Los Angeles LGBT Center (@LALGBTCenter) May 22, 2023

“We must continue to stand together as a community in defense of the rights and recognition of LGBTQ+ people in Los Angeles and beyond,” the center said.

Rolling stone has reached out to LA Pride for comment.

The Dodgers first announced last Wednesday that they would be pulling the charity drag group from Pride Night “in an effort not to distract from the great benefits,” when conservatives were outraged that they would be performing. (Rubio sent a lewd letter After the Dodgers shared with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred that the group would receive the Community Hero Award. Rolling stone Rubio has also been contacted.)

institution, the Evergreen Sisters Attachment, an order of “queer and trans nuns” dedicated to “community service, ministry, and outreach to those on the edges, and the promotion of human rights, respect for diversity, and spiritual enlightenment”, their self- As per details. The group has reclaimed religious garb to advocate for LGBTQ equality and to expose the church, which demonized gay people during the AIDS epidemic.

The San Francisco chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indifference expressed its “deep guilt and outrage” in a statement that condemned some of the rhetoric shared about the group in the days following the Dodgers’ decision.

The group wrote, “The Sisters are not anti-Catholic, but an organization based on love, acceptance, and celebrating human diversity.” “The condemnation by representatives of the Catholic Church is particularly ironic, given that the organization has a long history of ignoring and concealing sexual abuse of children.”