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Say What? New Cubs Owner on Coming Out in Her Thirties


"I think for a long time I wasn't really out to myself growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Catholic conservative family. It took me a while to come out to myself and not long after that I came out to them. I think that it really couldn't of been a better experience. They were all immediately supportive."


— Laura Ricketts, one of the new owners of The Chicago Cubs who happens to be an openly gay woman — a first for Major League Baseball. The Ricketts family bought the Cubs and Wrigley Field from the Tribune Co. for $845 million in a deal. Laura Ricketts is also on the board of the gay rights organization Lambda Legal. To watch a video of the family talking about their acquisition,

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