D-backs Pride

LGBTQ+ Equality
Inclusion For All

As local and national conversations continue to evolve, it is critical that the Arizona Diamondbacks can speak directly -- the D-backs is an inclusive organization open to all. Our LGBTQ+ communities need support.

We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity/race, faith/religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We believe that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive, when our doors are open to all and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

The D-backs understand that this may be challenging and unfamiliar for some. Because the D-backs organization is a place where communities come together, we believe we have an opportunity to facilitate dialogue to advance inclusion of people representing all dimensions of diversity including gender identity. In keeping with our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, we believe it is important to consider diverse perspectives, talk through concerns and beliefs, and build empathy for one another.

Pride Night 2023
Inclusive Restrooms
Bean-Lovullo Bond Inspires as Game's Culture Evolves

Billy Bean, Major League Baseball Vice President, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, and Torey Lovullo, Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks, are great friends. Lovullo has supported Bean throughout his career. Their story aired on MLB Network in April of 2018. Read Article »

Dear Glenn Burke: A Letter from Billy Bean

Billy Bean pens a letter to Glenn Burke, MLB's first openly gay player. Watch Video »

Working "OUT" at MLB

MLB photographer Danielle Cortez had an incredible experience at last year’s Pride Night celebration and continues to pave a way for the LGTBQ+ community in sports. Read more on their experience here.


One Community

We are ONE Community, the coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who are moving diversity, inclusion, equity and equality forward for all Arizonans.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.


Major League Baseball took the lead on inclusion and support for LGBTQ+ youth on Spirit Day.

Additional Resources can be found here.

D-backs in the LGBTQ+ Community

The Arizona Diamondbacks were the first MLB team and pro team in Arizona to sign the Unity Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in the workplace, housing and public accommodations for all Arizonians, including LGBTQ+ community members. The D-backs support and participate in LGBTQ+ programs and events year-round, including Phoenix Pride, One Community Foundation, One-n-ten, Latino Pride Alliance, Media Out Loud and more.

D-backs offer adhesive logoed patches to employees and among the logos is the rainbow pride “A” logo. Pride Products can be purchased online or in the Team Shop as well.

Noel Guevara (Manager, Special Events & Community Programs) spearheaded the Pride events and is involved within the LGBTQ+ community. Noel received a 2018 Community Spirit Award from Phoenix Pride at its awards. She coordinated the first-ever Pride event in 2018 and continues to play a big role in D-backs Pride Nights at Chase Field.

In May of 2019, the D-backs hosted Olympic hockey players Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette to throw out the first pitch - the first same-sex couple to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game.

Your Voice Matters

“I would like to say thank you for all the hard work on making Pride Night such a success this year! I was very impressed with the amazing turnout. The D-Backs really showed how LGBTQ-friendly they are & that was great!!” -- Michael McFall, Publisher, The Pride Guides

“Never in a million years did I ever think I’d see official Diamondbacks gear with a rainbow on it. Thank you so much for doing this. I’m only crying a little. I wish I could come home to AZ for the game.” -- Ally on Twitter

“Congratulations to the Arizona Diamondbacks team on a remarkable Pride Night last evening. It was dynamic, collaborative and inclusive. Our state got a little better last evening because of your hard work and determination.” -- Angela Hughey, President ONE Community & ONE Community Foundation

“Congratulations on a great event. Thank you all for your tremendous efforts!” -- Amy Rhodes, PetSmart Pride-At-Work

"I'm personally proud to work for an organization where an event like this can take place and for an organization that celebrates inclusiveness and diversity like we do. We look to live those principles every day." -- Mike Hazen, D-backs General Manager