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White Sox and BC Lions show support for their LGBT fans

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

It’s been a major year of progress for LGBT athletes this past year as Michael Sam, Jason Collins and Brittney Griner have all broken down major barriers in the sports world to become some of the biggest gay and lesbian sports stars in history. Recently,  two major sports teams, America’s White Sox and Canada’s BC Lions, did their part to increase LGBT equality in sports LGBT pride events.

According to Queerty, on Sunday, Aug. 3, the BC Lions changed their Facebook profile photo to incorporate a rainbow flag in celebration of Vancouver’s gay pride parade.

BC Lions - Gay Pride

They aren’t alone in their LGBT support. According to the Huffington Post, The Chicago White Sox recently announced that next week they’re going to begin sponsoring a night called “LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox,” in celebration and support of the queer community.

White Sox - LGBT Pride Night

According to the White Sox’s Facebook page, the night is in partnership with Equality Illinois and will take place on Aug. 16 when the White Sox take on the Blue Jays.

We applaud these two teams for trying to show their support for the LGBT community and we hope that more teams across the globe will follow suit and show the sports world, which is typically homophobic and transphobic, that there’s nothing wrong with being LGBT or having a relationship with someone who is. –nicholas robinson

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