The Los Angeles Dodgers apologized to the L.A. order of the LGBTQ+ drag group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence about a week after announcing the group was uninvited to the team's annual Pride Night on June 16and the group accepted, The Advocate noted.
"After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincerest apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and family," the team said in a statement.
After the group was initially invited, there was conservative backlash, with even Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who represents Florida, complaining; the team then rescinded the invitation. However, several pro-LGBTQ+ organizationsincluding L.A. Pride and the Los Angeles LGBT Centercondemned that move, and Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken invited the Sisters to the Los Angeles Angels' Pride Night.