The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their assertion as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly pro sports team in North America with the announcement of their partnership with Outsports Pride.
As part of that partnership, the Dodgers have committed to purchasing a game ticket to the June 23 Dodgers-Mets game in New York City for the first 150 Outsports Pride attendees who register by May 15.
Outsports Pride will take place during NYC Pride, June 21-24, and feature a series of social events, informative discussions with speakers like NFL coach Katie Sowers, walking in the NYC Pride March, and the Dodgers-Mets game. You can register for the weekend here.
The game starts at 7:10pm. Outsports Pride attendees will gather at Gym Sportsbar at 167 Eighth Ave. in Chelsea at 5pm then travel to Citi Field together.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers are excited to partner with Outsports Pride for what promises to be a fun and informative weekend in New York,” said Dodgers Senior Vice President Erik Braverman. “The Dodgers, with a long and proud history of diversity and inclusion, are happy to continue to lead the way when it comes to creating opportunities and experiences for all who have an interest in baseball or sports in general.”
Last year the Dodgers hosted the largest Pride Night in pro sports history, selling about 7,000 tickets and featuring a number of same-sex smooches on their Kiss Cam. This year they hope to increase that number, again kicking off LA Pride, with their game on June 8 and featuring guests like out former MLB umpire Dale Scott, Olympian Gus Kenworthy and singer Brian Justin Crum.
Braverman attended Outsports Pride in Denver last year and was a featured speaker.