Join LA Pride for a home-run evening at the 6th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium!
The Los Angeles Dodgers will help kick-off LA Pride Weekend 2018 with the 6th annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium. In addition to being an LA Pride Week tradition, the LA Dodgers will also honor some of the biggest LGBT names in sports, including U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Dale Scott – the first openly gay umpire in MLB history – and Will Hackner, Founder of the Varsity Gay League.
We’re calling on LA Dodger fans to #JUSTBE at this “home run” of an event. The fun starts at 5:30 pm with the official 2018 LA Pride Weekend kick-off party in the Right Field Plaza Pavillion Bar and lasting until first pitch against the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 pm.
Dale Scott, the first openly gay umpire in MLB history, will take to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch. One of the most respected umpires in the business, Scott also served as a crew chief for 16 seasons.
The national anthem will be performed by openly-gay singer and actor Brian Justin Crum, known best for his fourth-place finish on America’s Got Talent in 2016.
Then, it’s nine innings of nonstop fun for the entire family. You’ll even get a chance to sport your home team Pride with an exclusive Dodgers three-quarter sleeve commemorative LGBT Shirt, which included in the price of your ticket.
You’ll also get a chance to root, root, root for the home team alongside U.S. Olympic skier, Gus Kenworthy. Kenworthy won the silver medal in men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and then again represented the United States in slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, where he qualified for the final and finished in 12th place. Kenworthy came out publicly in 2015. Since then, he’s embraced being a role model and advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Finally, once the Dodgers have shown the Braves what LA is made of, it’ll be your turn to run the bases! Following the game, all fans will be invited onto the field for a fireworks show presented by Denny’s, featuring a special music mix by DJ BowieJane.
This event doubles as a fundraiser for Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit organization that produces all of the LA Pride Week events. A portion of event proceeds will benefit community-wide programs like the CSW philanthropy, Casa del Sol, a joint project with APLA Health that provides low-income housing to people living with HIV/AIDS. Who knew you could have so much fun doing so much good for LA’s LGBTQ+ community?
To find out what other great stuff is happening during LA Pride Week 2018, be sure to follow LA Pride on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube for the latest updates.