The Los Angeles Dodgers have listened and have decided that love is more important than hate.
After giving into pressure from the far right to uninvite the charity and performance group the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from its Pride Night, the Dodgers organization has now reversed that decision and will again honor the group for its good work in the LA community.
The Dodgers released a statement announcing the change.
“After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincerest apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and their friends and family,” the release said.
The Dodgers also reinvited the Sisters to the Pride Night celebration on this upcoming June 16. “We are pleased to share that they have agreed to receive the gratitude of our collective communities for the lifesaving work that they have done tirelessly for decades.”
“In the weeks ahead, we will continue to work with our LGBTQ+ partners to better educate ourselves, find ways to strengthen the ties that bind, and use our platform to support all of our fans who make up the diversity of the Dodgers family,” the statement read.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Los Angeles Dodgers)
The Sisters, a charity and protest group, were originally slated to be honored with a Community Hero Award at Pride Night before conservative Catholic and Christian groups started complaining that the group was mocking them because while the members perform charity, outreach, education, and community-building, they are dressed in drag as nuns.
Thank you to the Dodgers for not letting hate and ignorance win this battle.