Panorama of Busch Stadium. Home of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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The St. Louis Cardinals recently faced backlash for announcing that they will be hosting a “Christian Day” on Sunday, July 30th when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Busch Stadium. The event will feature former St. Louis Cardinal Lance Berkman as a post-game speaker, who has been vocal about his displeasure with the transgender bathroom issue.

In a PR move to save the franchise some face, the St. Louis Cardinals have now announced they will be hosting “Pride Night” on August 25th when they host the Tampa Bay Rays. Baseball fans that purchase tickets to the August 25th Pride Night event will receive a St. Louis Cardinals Pride Night cap. A portion of the proceeds from the Pride Night ticket sales will be given to the local PrideSTL scholarship fund.

Photo of Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Many Major League Baseball organizations now host similar events to honor the LGBT community throughout the season. The transgender bathroom issue has invaded professional sports to the extent that the National Basketball Association relocated this past year's NBA All-Star Game. The game was supposed to be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina; a state that requires transgenders to use the bathroom of their original gender. Charlotte, North Carolina has since been rewarded a future NBA All-Star game by the NBA.




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