The New York Yankees have recently faced some criticism for being the only team to not host an LGBTQ Pride Night. But next season, a rather significant event is in the works.
While it’s not a Pride Night, per se, the Yankees are reportedly planning to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
“According to major league sources, the Yankees have been quietly planning significant events for next season to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a seminal event in both the history of LGBTQ rights and New York City,” Andy Martino of SNY reported. “While a Yankees spokesman said it was too early to confirm any specifics of the 2019 promotional calendar, other sources said that the team continues to work out details of Stonewall-centered events.”
The Stonewall Riots occurred in late-June to early-July of 1969. It was in response to a police raid and subsequent rough treatment of people at the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York’s Greenwich Village.
It’s certainly a massive moment, not only for the LGBTQ community, but also for New York City in general.
This will certainly be an event to keep an eye on when the official promo schedule is released.