A leading voice of the gay rights movement took the helm of the Chicago Cubs front office last week, gay newssite ChicagoPride.com reported.

Forty-one-year-old Laura Ricketts is a member of the Ricketts family, whose members completed their purchase of the sports landmark earlier in the year. With the purchase, Laura became the first openly gay Major League Baseball owner.

Laura serves on the board of New York-based Lambda Legal, a nationwide group that advocates for gay rights. The group's lawyers represent LGBT clients, including those seeking the right to marry.

What role Laura will play in the actual day-to-day management of the team remains unknown, but if recent appearances are any indication, she's likely to become a major voice of the team.

The four siblings – Pete, Tom, Todd and Laura – made their first public appearance Friday at a press event headed by Tom Ricketts, 43, chairman of the Cubs.

The Ricketts, however, are not united on gay rights. Oldest brother, Pete, a conservative Republican from Omaha who made a bid for the U.S. Senate, is opposed to granting gay men and lesbians the right to marry.

In a recent interview, Laura talked down any bad blood between herself and her siblings, telling ABC affiliate WLS-TV that the family's political diversity makes for “lively conservations.”

“We don't agree on all the issues of the day, but when it comes right down to it, we are family and love each other and that doesn't – that never – changes,” she said.