In a report published on Friday, The National Review‘s Nate Hochman reveals that Detroit Tigers fans will have the option of making donations to organizations like The Trans Sistas of Color Project and the Ruth Ellis Center. Both organizations provide trans-related surgeries to minors.
The Trans Sistas of Color Project website mentions “Trans Minor Rights” and claims that its donors perform “chest reconstructive surgery or genital reassignment surgeries”, and The Ruth Ellis Center offers “transition treatment for transgender teens and includes surgery.”
The Center asserts that there are a lot of barriers, especially for children under 18, that are in place to access puberty blockers and hormones that promote gender equality. They say this is a major issue.
Another issue, of course, is the possibility of a Major League Baseball organization using money raised on “Pride Night” to help finance surgeries that the holders of the funds might not even know they're doing. It's not known if Trans Sistas of Color or the Ruth Ellis Center plan to inform fans about how the money is going to be used.
The Tigers have set a date for “Pride Night” for June 1.