The Los Angeles Dodgers have partnered up with Tom Whitman and Flip Events to announce their Second Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Night on August 22. The Dodgers will be hosting the New York Mets and have set up a night to spread awareness on the controversial subject.
Whitman stated that the Dodgers have always been trendsetters and that they are ecstatic that the Dodgers continue to stand by their side on this crucial matter:
The Dodgers are continuing to stand on the right side of history, by reaching out to all of the communities of Los Angeles, including the LGBT community and their straight allies. Major sports franchises are not often in front of equality issues, but the Dodgers have always been trailblazers.
Seattle-based singer Mary Lambert, who performed with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their famous gay rights song, will be singing the national anthem. The game falls on Friday Night Fireworks and music from DJ Manny Lehman will be featured. After the game, fans will be allowed onto the field where they can sit back and enjoy the fireworks show.
The Dodgers’ executive vice president Lon Rosen acknowledged Major League Baseball’s effort to show the importance of inclusion, with the recent promotion of Billy Bean, a former MLB player that came out in 1999. Rosen also emphasized that the Dodgers recognize how essential the LBGT community is in Los Angeles and welcome all fans to attend.
For any questions on LGBT Night, you can visit www.dodgers.com/out.