LGBT Group Says Baseball's Tradition Of Hazing Rookies By Making Them Dress In Women's Clothing 'Isolates, Excludes, And Marginalizes'
This is prompting an inneresting discussion!
Several Major League Baseball teams have a tradition of hazing their rookie players every year by forcing them to dress up as women for team flights, and now, a powerful LGBT group aligned with pro athletes is calling on that tradition to stop!
Players on the teams — which include the Oakland Athletics, Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, and many others — contend that the event is harmless fun designed to lightly haze rookies while promoting team bonding.
Athlete Ally, the LGBT group, sees it differently, and they are worried the cross-dressing players are sending the wrong message to kids.
Hudson Taylor, the head of the organization, said of the tradition: