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Gays, Lesbians Should Be Humiliated On Kiss-Cams, Too, So Says Gay Rights Group

Pride St. Louis, a gay rights organization based in St. Louis (hence the name of the city in their name), are demanding that the St. Louis Cardinals put gay and lesbian couples up on Busch Stadium’s Kiss-Cam after an incident at a Rams game on Sunday, where two heterosexual men were shown on the Edward Jones Stadium Kiss-Cam during a Rams game on Sunday, a day after 200 gay men and lesbians took in a game at Busch Stadium for an “OUT at the Ballpark” event.

Apparently, when the heterosexual men (in Arizona Cardinals jerseys, it should be pointed out) were shown on the Kiss-Cam at the Rams game, the men acted disgusted at the thought. To protest discrimination against the LGBT community – although quick to point out that the Cardinals are not guilty of any discriminatory behavior – Pride St. Louis would like the Cardinals to show a gay or lesbian couple on the Kiss-Cam at a future game.

Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“We always felt left out because the kiss cam always singles out heterosexual couples,” Harrison Roberts said today. Roberts is the manager of Just John’s on Manchester Avenue in The Grove, where the official after-party will be held on Saturday following the game.

“But after what happened at the Rams game, all the gay and lesbian fans that were there felt embarrassed and a little degraded,” he added.

“Why shouldn’t we be on the camera, too?”

Why shouldn’t they, indeed. As far as I am concerned, if a gay or lesbian couple want to embarrass themselves in front of thousands of strangers, be my guest. They have just as much of a right to look like complete idiots on that infernal Kiss-Cam as any heterosexual couple. Frankly, I’m embarrassed for the people who are captured and put in that awkward position. I know I would be absolutely mortified and not know what to do if I was at a game and my mug was projected up on the big screen surrounded by the shape of a heart. Unless I happened to be sitting next to the incredibly dreamy Dustin Hoffmann. Then all bets are off.

Gays and lesbians want kiss cam parity [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]