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

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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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19 more reader comments:

  1. Brings new meaning to the song “Take me OUT to the ballgame” – LOL…

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:40pm
  2. thanks for your support dodgers :)

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:46pm
  3. The Nationals do this every year.

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:58pm
  4. oh my GOD AND THATS MY NEPHEW

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:28pm
  5. HOW WONDERFUL

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:28pm
  6. HIRED THE FIRST BLACK MAN AND NOW THIS I MAY BECOME A DODGER FAN

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:28pm
  7. Good for business!

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 6:01pm
  8. so awesome! Dodgers rock !!!!

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:16pm
  9. Wow. I might try to get back into baseball for this…

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:27pm
  10. Hopefully Oakland to follow. Great support dodgers :). See u in the World Series :)

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:41pm
  11. Good to. Hear. Please. Let. Me. Know. How it. Turns. Out.

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:47pm
  12. Way to go!!! Now if pro sports didn’t black ball it’s “out” gay athletes life would be much better.

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:22pm
  13. PFFFFFFFFT HATE THE DODGERS

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 12:11am
  14. Seattle Mariner’s do it

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:36am
  15. Cool

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:57am
  16. (Y)

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:15am
  17. Um, DC Nationals do this every year. In fact, twice this year. yesterday our soccer team held its night out, the basketball teams, tennis team, and football teams also have night out events. Get with it LGBTQ Nation.

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:12pm
  18. Magic’s son is gay – probably helps. Nice move.

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 3:32pm
  19. Thanks for hosting this.

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 10:58pm