Go Cubs Go!

 

Go Cubs Go!

As the Cubs embark on their quest for the National League Championship, we remember that they have been great friends to their Boystown neighbors and LGBT Illinoisans, so much so that they were in the inaugural class of the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Cubs NLCS memeThe relationship includes:
-Wrigley Field hosted Gay Games closing ceremony in 2006
-Cubs were first professional male team to advertise in gay press
-15 years of Out at Wrigley, started as Out at the Ballgame in 2001
-Mr. Cub–Ernie Banks–endorsed Illinois marriage equality bill
-Laura Ricketts is the only out owner in major league sports
-Cubs march in Pride parade, including Ernie Banks
-Cubs made an “It Gets Better” video for the Trevor Project
-Team donations to LGBT-related causes include Equality Illinois, Center on Halsted and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago

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