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Los Angeles Dodgers to host first annual ‘LGBT Night Out’

Saturday, September 14, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their first annual LGBT Night Out on Sept. 27.

The team said Friday that LGBT Night Out will feature a celebrity first pitch, the national anthem performed by a special guest with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and fireworks at Dodger Stadium for the game against Colorado.

Mark J. Terrill, AP
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles.

“We welcome all fans to Dodger Stadium throughout each season,” said Dodger Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen. “We are especially proud to welcome and recognize the LGBT community of Los Angeles, an integral part of the city and of the Dodgers community.”

Other major league teams have hosted similar events.

The Dodgers are partnering with Tom Whitman of Flip Events for the event. He said the Dodgers “have been standing on the right side of history from the days of Jackie Robinson through today.”

Every season, the Dodgers honor various groups with special recognition and festivities.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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