Join LA Pride for a home-run evening at the 6th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium!
The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to the official 2018 LA Pride Weekend kickoff party with the 6th annual LGBTQ Night at Dodger Stadium, honoring some of the biggest LGBTQ names in sports, including Olympian Athlete 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 all LA Dodger fans to #JUSTBE at the official 2018 LA Pride Weekend kickoff party, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Right Field Plaza Bar and lasting until first pitch at 7:10 p.m.
Cheer on Dale Scott, the first openly gay umpire in MLB history, as he takes to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch. Regarded as one of the most respected umpires in the business, Scott was a crew chief for 16 seasons. The national anthem will be performed by singer and actor Brian Justin Crum. In 2016, the openly gay Crum finished fourth on America’s Got Talent.
From there, it’s nine innings of nonstop fun as the Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves. Rock your home team Pride with an exclusive Dodgers three-quarter sleeve commemorative LGBT Shirt, included in the price of your ticket.
Root, root, root for the home team alongside one of the top LGBTQ athletes today, 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, and he embraces being a role model and an advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Then, 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 on 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.