Hoping to avoid the Kiss Cam is a rite of passage if you're at Busch Stadium with a cousin or a sister, or a friend you're secretly, dangerously in love with, and oh-god-what-if-she-figures-it-out-right-there. And for Saturday's "Out at the Ballpark" afternoon the trip's organizers, LGBT community organization Pride St. Louis, would like those special brands of awkwardness extended to gay and lesbian members of the St. Louis Cardinals fanbase. Deb Peterson of the P-D:â†µ
But now members of the group, which was organized by Ethan Barnett of Pride St. Louis, are hoping to get on the team's "kiss cam," to protest what they say is discrimination at sports venues against members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) community.â†µ
They are not accusing the Cardinals of discrimating against gays and lesbians.â†µ
If this means I have to lean away from women I don't actually know during the Kiss Cam song a little less frequently, I am entirely in favor of their position.