Sunday, July 11, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Astros Win!

In more ways than one...

Yesterday, in addition to beating the Saint Louis Cardinals, it was "Pride in the Park" day at Minute Maid -- celebrating Houston's rich diversity and the LGBT community.  This is the first year that such an event has been planned and held in conjunction with a pro sports team in Houston -- the now defunct Houston Comets being the exception.

Ticket sales through the Houston Astros "Pride" web page benefitted local LGBT organizations.  At last count, more than 1200 tickets were sold through that site, making the event one of the largest events of its type in the country.

Mayor Annise Parker threw out the opening pitch and the Bayou City Chorale sang the national anthem.

All in all, a great day... and another example of why Houston is a great place to call home.


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