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The Yankees have finalized details of several elements of their commemoration of the Stonewall riots, sources told SNY.
Prior to Friday night's game against Baltimore, city council speaker Corey Johnson, NYC DOE chancellor Richard Carranza and two founders of the Stonewall Inn will be on hand to announce plans.
The Yankees will partner with the department of education on several initiatives, and hold an event at a game next June.
SNY reported last month that the Yankees planned to hold events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a seminal event in the history of LGBTQ rights.
At roughly 6:45 p.m., prior to Friday night's game, Yankees president Randy Levine, GM Brian Cashman, Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz (co-owners of the Stonewall Inn), and others will hold a pregame ceremony to announce details of the Stonewall Scholars Initiative and the Yankees' 2019 plans to commemmorate the Stonewall uprising.
"Through this initiative we are proud to recognize the profound historical impact of Stonewall and celebrate the many meaningful contributions of the LGBTQ community," Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a press release. "The Yankees wholeheartedly support equality for all individuals and applaud any efforts which make our society more inclusive and tolerant. It is our hope that this scholarship program will serve as a springboard for young LGBTQ student community members and advocates as they continue the pursuit of their dreams, ambitions and livelihoods."