In the few months since it launched, the Sports Equality Foundation has shared more than 70 videos on TikTok, attracted more than 16K followers and 181K likes for those videos. Now a new video is online that’s made especially for LGBTQ baseball fans.
Baseball’s Opening Day, April 1, is the first time in a year that many fans have been inside a ballpark and able to sing the national pastime’s official anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame. In honor of that occasion and to celebrate being out and proud, the foundation recruited five LGBTQ people who work behind the scenes at Major League Baseball and one famous face from the baseball diamond, to sing that song, to the best of their ability.
And then they shared the video on TikTok for all the world to see and hear!
These are some brave people! And okay, so maybe they only got most of the lyrics right. Doesn’t matter, because they did it with gusto and pride!
In the video, Sports Equality Foundation co-founder Kirk Walker of UCLA introduces the singers: Nona Lee, Executive VP for the, Arizona Diamondbacks, Erik Braverman, VP of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cierra VanDyke, a member of the Blue Crew for the L.A. Dodgers, Greg Bader, Senior VP for the Baltimore Orioles and out MLB umpire Dale Scott.
Watch the video by clicking here. You don’t need to be a TikTok user but if you are, follow the foundation at @sportsequalityfdn and on Twitter at @sports_equality and on Instagram at @sportsequalityfdn.
Let’s Play Ball ⚾️ Happy Opening Day from the Sports Equality Foundation Team! #mlb#queerathlete#gay#gaytiktok♬ original sound - Sports Equality Foundation