Sunday, February 28, 2010

Take Me Out

Windy City Times reports on Laura Ricketts, the lesbian co-owner of the Chicago Cubs.

Ricketts does realize the impact of being the only openly gay owner of a major league men's sports franchise in the U.S., and also a rare woman owner and board member. She wants to make sure to serve both the Cubs and her community well. And this year, Ricketts, 42, and her partner of five years are not just becoming part of Cubs history, they are also welcoming a new Cubs fan into the family: Laura is pregnant and is expecting a baby girl in May. "We're extremely excited [ that ] we're expecting a baby in spring," Laura said. "This is a big year for us, not only in regards to the Cubs acquisition, but if you can imagine, for my partner and I an even bigger blessed event. My whole family is excited."

I love Chicago, and had so much fun at the 2006 Gay Games, especially at Closing Ceremonies in Wrigley Field, and events preceding it. Yay for the Cubs!

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