L.A.S.P.I. STATEMENT RESPONDING TO A CALL TO BOYCOTT DODGERS PRIDE NIGHT:
Though it is not our place to comment on the choices of organizations not our own, we, The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, fully support the LA Dodgers on Pride Night and on every other night they magnificently play baseball. We unequivocally support our own LGBTQTIA2S community, as always. We warmly invite every Dodger Blue loving Angeleno fan to join us in cheering on our home town team as they trounce the Giants on June 16
L.A.S.P.I. STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE RE-INVITATION BY THE LA DODGERS:
We, the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, are proud to accept the Community Hero Award from the Los Angeles Dodgers for our twenty-seven years of service to the LGBTQIA2S Community.
This morning our Abbess, Sister Dominia, and another Board member, Sister Bearonce Knows, met with the Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten, heads of leading Los Angeles LGBT community organizations, and members of government from West Hollywood, Los Angeles County and the State of California Legislature.
A full apology and explanation was given to us by the Dodgers staff which we accept. We believe the apology is sincere because the Dodgers have worked for 10 years with our community and as well they have asked us to continue an ongoing relationship with them. In the future, if similar pressures from outside our community arise, our two organizations will consult and assist each other in responding, alongside our colleagues at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and others from the LGBTQIA2S community, now more closely tied with the LA Dodgers than ever before.
This affair has been an opportunity for learning with a silver lining. Our group has been strengthened, protected and uplifted to a position where we may now offer our message of hope and joy to far more people than before. With great love and respect, we thank each person and each organization that have spoken up for us. Thank you, and may your hearts be blessed with pure joy.
May the games be blessed!
May the players be blessed!
May the fans be blessed!
May the beer and hot dogs flow forth in tasty abundance!