The San Francisco Giants will kick off Pride Month by wearing an SF logo Pride Patch on the right sleeve of their home jersey and a custom cap that incorporates the Pride colours into the SF logo for their game against the Chicago Cubs on June 5.
“We are extremely proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community as we kick off one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco by paying honour to the countless achievements and contributions of all those who identify as LGBTQ+ and are allies of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Giants President and CEO Larry Baer.
The 11 colours of the new Pride logo are emblematic of the Progress Pride Flag and signify inclusion and progression with the six pride colours – red (life); orange (healing); yellow (sunlight); green (nature); blue (serenity); purple (spirit); and black and brown to recognise LGBTQ+ people of colour and light blue, pink and white to recognise people who are transgender.
In addition to the June 5 SF Pride Day, Oracle Park will also host Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park on June 11 & 12 in partnership with the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration.
Highlights of the events include:
Saturday, June 5:
SF Pride Day presented by Peet’s Coffee
Giants vs. Cubs at 4:15 p.m. PDT
The Giants will honour former San Francisco Supervisor, California State Assembly Member and the first openly gay teacher in San Francisco Tom Ammiano before the game.
Ammiano recently received his high school varsity letter from 1959 which he was initially denied because of anti-gay bullying.
Major League Baseball’s Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner and first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean will be at the park to participate in the day.
The ceremonial raising of the Pride Flag by co-founders and members of the San Francisco Transgender Cultural District – the first known Transgender Cultural District in the world.
The palm trees in Willie Mays Plaza will be wrapped in the 11 colours of the Pride Flag and the Oracle Park scoreboard will display Pride colours throughout the month of June.
Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12:
Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park