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I'm Ashamed of My Hometown

San Diego, get your shit together.

Each year at the Padres stadium, Petco Park, the LGBT society in SD holds an event called "Out at the Park" that is meant to bring the community together for an evening of baseball.

This year, Petco Park really, really screwed up.

The San Diego Men's Gay Chorus was meant to sing the national anthem before the game to represent the LGBT community for this event. Their voices were never heard.
The stadium let them take the field, and then as they were about to sing, a recorded female voice instead sang the anthem (which, if you've been to a Padres game, isn't something that happens - we always have live singing)

The men had to walk off the field hearing people shouting profane, homophobic things at them.

The Padres said it was a mistake, a technical error, a third party contractor, and that they were sorry. But that doesn't explain the other examples of mistreatment.

Days prior to the game, the Padres organization told the performers that the chorus would have to pay for their tickets in order to sing.

This is not something that happens, ever. If you perform the national anthem, you get to enter the park for free, DUH. Why did the Padres suddenly want this now?
That would have cost the small organization thousands of dollars, and after dispute they were finally allowed in as performers.
You can listen to their great voices here when they performed in 2015. It's a pity their voices weren't heard this year.

Get it together Padres, you're a disappointment in baseball but don't be a disappointment to your entire community.

I highly doubt that playing a female recorded voice at the same exact time they were supposed to sing was on accident
@PrinzMartin if people respected other people's decision to live their lives, yes totally can be changed lol
@PrinzMartin thank you for your opinion, but this isn't a place to argue whether homosexuality is right or wrong, it is whether the poor treatment of other human beings is right or wrong.
@stephosorio it's like that in a lot of things. like for instance, if a black woman was raped, majority of the people wouldn't care, whereas if it were a white woman, it'll be all over the news/social media. same with the lgbt community. apparently this wasn't that "major" of a deal to get the state worried over it. it sucks that out world is still like this, and I personally hate it that it does, but that's just the way it is 😐
Being an Indian, I have seen certain rude and weird things happening to LGBT ppl here. People should really understand that that's their life, and other's decision shldn't be forced on them.
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