Laura Ricketts Is First Openly Gay Major League Baseball Owner

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LAURARICKETTS-largeHuffington Post/Tim Taliaferro—The Chicago Cubs have reached a baseball milestone and it has nothing to do with their century-plus World Series drought.

With the team’s purchase by the Ricketts Family, the Cubs are the first Major League Baseball team to have an openly gay owner.

Among the new owners is Laura Ricketts, an out lesbian who is also on the board of the gay rights organization Lambda Legal, the Windy City Times reports.

Ricketts, who is a member of the Cubs board of directors, came out to her family in her 30’s.

Chicago_cubs_2I think for a long time I wasn’t really out to myself growing up in Omaha, Neb., to a Catholic conservative family,” Ricketts said. “It took me a while to come out to myself and not long after that I came out to them. I think that it really couldn’t of been a better experience. They were all immediately supportive. … I have been really really fortunate in that regard.”

The Ricketts family bought the Cubs and Wrigley Field from the Tribune Co. for $845 million in a deal that was finalized Oct. 27.

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4 responses to “Laura Ricketts Is First Openly Gay Major League Baseball Owner

  1. Too funny, Rush Limpbaugh gets **rejected** by the NFL and now a lesbian is an owner in MLB.

    His head is going to explode, live, on-air.

  2. thelcster

    poo rush my foot. i was recently in stl and from the vibe i got on the street they weren’t having it! lol
    now i can FINALLY be proud of the cubs for something! no world series yet but at least we are breaking some ground!

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