The Los Angeles Dodgers are removing the San Francisco-based performance organization Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from their 10th annual Pride Night, scheduled for June 16, after the sisters “have been the source of some controversy,” according to a statement. The group made the announcement on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a charity group that includes drag performers who dress as nuns and “use humor and irreverent wit to expose the bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.” Sisters website.
The Dodgers decided to cancel the Sisters’ Pride Night invitation “due to the strong feelings of people who were offended by the inclusion of the Sisters in our evening Pride Night, and an effort not to distract from the great benefits we have seen over the years,” according to the statement.
Other systems including American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California And LA PrideHosts the LA Pride Parade and Festival, the Dodgers have announced they will not participate in the event in a show of solidarity.
The decision to remove the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from Bright Night came after Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio.