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Rangers omit LGBTQ acknowledgment during MLB-wide Spirit Day initiative, frustrating advocates

The Rangers on Thursday tried to participate in an MLB-sponsored social-media initiative against bullying of LGBTQ teens without actually acknowledging the specific group Spirit Day was designed to support.

The club’s decision and continued official stance of not acknowledging the community publicly left the Rangers as a flashpoint on sports Twitter for a day, frustrating some of the team’s fans inside the LGBTQ community.

The day, observed on the third Thursday of October for the last decade, was initially started by Canadian teen Brittany McMillan as a response to a rash of bullying-related suicides of LBGTQ teens in 2010. McMillan wanted Spirit Day “to make one person feel a little bit better about his or herself and to feel safe enough in their own skin to be proud of who they are.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 24, 2021 at 06:51 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Srul Itza At Home Posted: October 24, 2021 at 07:30 PM (#6048746)
What else do you expect from a Texas-based organization.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:52 PM (#6048769)
What else do you expect from a Texas-based organization.


I work for a Texas based organization and they are extremely pro-Lgbt, pro-women, pro minority. (it's initially surprising to be honest, but when you think about it, they are a craft store who's clientele is 80% women)
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 24, 2021 at 10:02 PM (#6048773)
More people vote for Biden in Texas than New York!
   4. we all water; we all 57i66135 Posted: October 25, 2021 at 12:35 AM (#6048791)
I work for a Texas based organization and they are extremely pro-Lgbt, pro-women, pro minority. (it's initially surprising to be honest, but when you think about it, they are a craft store who's clientele is 80% women)
i'm guessing it's not hobby lobby
   5. GregD Posted: October 25, 2021 at 09:20 AM (#6048810)
More people vote for Biden in Texas than New York!

Barely true but still amazing. Also true for Florida by a slightly bigger margin

More people would get the question of what state gave Trump the most total votes just because of size
   6. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2021 at 10:36 AM (#6048826)
5: What state gave Trump the fewest votes?

Same question for Biden.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 25, 2021 at 10:44 AM (#6048830)
Hawaii and Wyoming?
   8. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2021 at 12:30 PM (#6048877)
Wyoming is right. Biden got only ~73,000 votes in WY.

Hawaii gave Trump the third fewest. Based only on politics, first isn't surprising. Second is.
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: October 25, 2021 at 12:44 PM (#6048888)
Vermont.
   10. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2021 at 12:47 PM (#6048892)
Vermont voted for Trump in lowest total numbers. Alaska was second.

I wouldn't have started this trivia line if I hadn't misread the table first as Alaska being lowest for Trump. Once I'd done all that work, I was getting a publication dammit.
   11. Eddo Posted: October 25, 2021 at 12:50 PM (#6048897)
Fewest for Trump, thinking Delaware (especially vs. Biden) or... Rhode Island?

Second fewest: Alaska?

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