The Pride of the Giants

In a lovely bit of serendipity, Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage coincided with the kickoff of Pride weekend in the Bay Area, which means that it also coincided with the Giants’ LGBT Night. The TV broadcast made reference to both events: the cameras showed a sampling of fans, some of them same-sex couples, dressed in rainbow-themed Giants gear, and the announcers (both former players) talked about the Supreme Court decision—not effusively, but with a quiet approval that was moving in its own way.

All of this came unexpectedly to me as I watched the game, and I thought about the history I’ve gotten to observe on this topic with this team. Continue reading