San Francisco, Calif. – 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 colors into the SF logo for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, June 5 at 4:15 p.m. PDT.
“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 honor 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 colors of the new Pride logo are emblematic of the Progress Pride Flag and signify inclusion and progression with the six pride colors – red (life); orange (healing); yellow (sunlight); green (nature); blue (serenity); purple (spirit); and black and brown to recognize LGBTQ+ people of color and light blue, pink and white to recognize 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 | Gants vs. Cubs at 4:15 p.m. PDT
- The Giants will honor 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 colors of the Pride Flag and the Oracle Park scoreboard will display Pride colors throughout the month of June.
Friday, June 11 & Saturday, June 12: Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park
Click HERE for tickets (benefitting San Francisco Pride, in collaboration with Frameline)
Gates Open at 6:30 p.m., Films at 8:00 p.m.
The celebration of San Francisco and the LGBTQ+ community will take place during the first ever Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park. The ballpark will be transformed into the Bay Area’s biggest theater playing two films over two days spanning the 10,800 square foot 4K scoreboard. Before the movies begin, guests will experience the spirit of the world-famous SF Pride Parade in Oracle Park with special guests and performances.
The first evening’s screening of In The Heights (music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Jon M. Chu) takes place on Friday, June 11. Saturday, June 12 is the world premiere of the feel-good musicalEverybody’s Talking About Jamie (directed by Jonathan Butterell, written by Tom MacRae and music by Dan Gillespie Sells). Each ticket is only valid for one date.
The Giants have been partners with the LGBTQ+ community for many decades. In 1994 the Giants became the first ever professional sports team to host an HIV/AIDS awareness game during a time when infection rates and stigma continued to devastate the San Francisco community. This season marks the 28th Until There’s A Cure Day in partnership with Until There’s a Cure Foundation. The Giants were also the first professional sports team to join the It Gets Better Campaign in support of LGBTQ+ youth in an effort to combat all forms of bullying. In 2015 the Giants signed an amicus brief for marriage equality as it spoke directly to the organization’s core values of equality and social justice for all people.