The time has come for LGBT+ recognition in the Baseball Hall of Fame
An exhibit recognizing LGBTQ history in baseball would become the most prominent sign of acceptance on behalf of the organization.

The time has come for LGBT+ recognition in the Baseball Hall of Fame, OutSports’ Ken Schultz argues in an op-ed.

The piece observes that over time, the Hall has opened itself up to tell the stories of players from more diverse backgrounds, and that it’s missing out on sharing the rich history of LGBT+ struggles, contributions, and accomplishments to Major League Baseball (MLB).

The Hall could highlight the career struggles faced by Glenn Burke, a player who was openly gay with his teammates while playing in the 1970s, and Dave Pallone, an umpire the MLB fired in 1988 for coming out, making others in the community feel unsafe to open up about their identities.

Read more in Out Sports.

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