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Gays Want on Cardinals’ Kiss Cam

Gays Want on Cardinals’ Kiss Cam


Organizers of a planned gay night this Saturday at the St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium are trying to convince the team to feature gay and lesbian couples on the kiss cam, according to

Pride St. Louis's Ethan Barnett organized the "Out at the Ballpark" afternoon and said members of the group decided to campaign to appear on the kiss cam after two straight men were captured jeering at the camera during a St. Louis Rams game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Bennett said the group isn't accusing the Cardinals of discriminating but wants to feel like gay couples aren't being left out. By letting the camera linger on two straight men, being gay becomes a punch line, he said.

"We always felt left out because the kiss cam always singles out heterosexual couples," said Harrison Roberts, the manager of St. Louis gay bar Just John, which is hosting this weekend's after-party. "But after what happened at the Rams game, all the gay and lesbian fans that were there felt embarrassed and a little degraded. Why shouldn't we be on the camera too?"

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