MLB Pride Games 2018

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Happy Opening Weekend, baseball fans!

Major League Baseball (MLB) is one of the biggest sports in the United States, and has taken great strides in recent years towards inclusivity. In 2018, most (if not all) of the MLB teams will host a Pride event at one of their regular season games.

Maybe you’re a die-hard fan of baseball. Maybe you’re just looking for a nice way to spend a summer evening. Or maybe you’re just looking to get some cool rainbow merch with your local sports team on it. Whatever your reasons, we’re here to tell you all about the MLB Pride Games in 2018!

(Please Note: In order to get any exclusive Pride Game item(s), attendees MUST purchase a ticket via a special event code/link! Wherever possible, we’ve included information about how to buy these promotional tickets.)

Here is the schedule of confirmed Pride Games so far (with Home Team listed first):

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Hockey is For Everyone Month: DMac’s Thoughts

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February is Hockey is For Everyone month in the National Hockey League. The NHL devotes one month each season to elevating diversity and inclusivity in professional sports, pairing with organizations like You Can Play to help bring together “all people who play or watch hockey, including fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and those with disabilities.” (Source) Using the hashtag #HockeyIsForEveryone, the League hopes to spread awareness and open conversation on social media.

This year’s Hockey is For Everyone is especially exciting, as the NHL announced several ambassadors to help promote the month, including Angela James, a black hockey player and one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Harrison Browne, the first openly transgender player in professional hockey. And this year we’ll see hundreds of NHL players warm up before games using rainbow Pride Tape on their sticks, showing their commitment to including LGBTQ+ players and fans in the sport.

The Just Love team has a few hockey fans among our ranks, so over the next couple of days we’ll take some time to talk about what #HockeyIsForEveryone means to us, as well as how (and if!) events like these make sports more welcoming.

Also check out Part 1 | Part 3

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Review by DMac: Down by Contact, by Santino Hassell

Please note this book was reviewed prior to the revelation of author’s identity and actions. Please read this statement from Riptide Publishing for more information. [Note: Berkely has terminated its relationship with Santino Hassell.]

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Down by Contact, by Santino Hassell
Series: The Barons, Book 2
Publisher: InterMix (Berkley Romance)
Release Date: January 16, 2017

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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