CHICAGO (AP) — What organizers say is the first-of-its kind hall of fame for gay and lesbian athletes in the United States will induct its inaugural class in Chicago.
Among those being inducted Friday into the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame are tennis greats Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis and former Major League umpire Dave Pallone.
On Saturday, the Cubs will host an event called "Out at Wrigley" at iconic Wrigley Field.
Executive Director Bill Gubrud says Chicago was chosen because it's "one of the most gay-friendly cities in the United States" and the Cubs were the first professional sports team advertise in a gay newspaper.
Organizers plan to raise money and find a building to house the hall of fame in Chicago.