REPORT: Minnesota Twins among 20 MLB teams supporting gender ‘transitions’ for kids

In March, the Minnesota Wild hockey team helped raise money for a "gender health program" and Twin Cities Pride during their "Pride Night."

A Minnesota Twins sign at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. (Shutterstock)

A new report has identified at least 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams that have directly or indirectly lent support for child gender “transitions.”

One of those teams is the Minnesota Twins.

According to National Review, the Twins are one of six MLB teams which have “partnered with organizations that advocate, promote, or lobby for youth gender transitions in public policy” as part of their “Pride Night” games.

The Twins used their July 15 “Pride Night” game against the Chicago White Sox to donate a portion of each ticket sale to support Twin Cities Pride, an organization known to hold drag queen performances and “story hours” aimed at children.

The National Review report states that one of the sponsors of a Twin Cities Pride-hosted event for “LGBTQ2IA+ school-aged people” was the myHealth for Teens & Young Adults clinic.

Per the report, the clinic “offers ‘gender-affirming care’ through a partner clinic that provides hormone treatment to ‘adolescent patients 14 and over … in a way that has as few ‘hoops to jump through’ as possible.'”

The report adds that “a month before the Twins Pride Night event, ‘an open house celebrating 50 years of myHealth‘ was advertised on the Twin Cities Pride calendar.”

According to Twin Cities Pride, the media sponsor for the July 15 “Pride Night” game was Lavender Magazine, an LGBT publication which once profiled a “trans nonbinary” 11-year-old as an “under 40 [luminary] making this community a better place.”

Other MLB teams have direct partnerships with clinics performing gender “transitions” on minors, or partnerships with organizations offering “counseling” or referrals.

The Twins are not the first professional sports team based in Minnesota to support access to gender transitions for children. In March, the Minnesota Wild hockey team helped raise money for a “gender health program” and Twin Cities Pride during their “Pride Night” game against the Philadelphia Flyers.


Evan Stambaugh

Evan Stambaugh is a freelance writer who had previously been a sports blogger. He has a BA in theology and an MA in philosophy.