Created by openly gay professional baseball player Bryan Ruby, Proud To Be In Baseball is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Our mission is to empower and advocate for the next generation of LGBTQ people in baseball. A player-driven organization, leading with messages of love and acceptance, Proud To Be In Baseball provides resources, educational opportunities, and raises awareness while building the LGBTQ community in America’s pastime.
What does Proud To Be In Baseball do?
We envision a world in which all LGBTQ ballplayers (and, by extension, all athletes) are accepted & valued by their teams without fearing for their personal safety, mental health, or job security.
There are LGBTQ athletes on every team at every level of every sport—there always has been and there always will be.
We dream of a future in which every athlete can compete openly on the diamond, inspiring waves of others to do the same.