The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced the return of professional sports’ largest LGBTQ Pride Night, as the team will host the LGBTQ community, and the Texas Rangers, on Friday, June 11. The game will be one of the few in-person celebrations for LA Pride this year.
You can purchase tickets for the game at the Dodgers website.
The Dodgers have a long history of supporting the LGBTQ community. They hosted the first “Gay Night” we know of in pro sports, in 2000, when the team rallied to support a gay couple who had been mistreated by security at a previous game. In 2019, the team sold approximately 12,000 LGBTQ+ Night packages — the most ever for an LGBTQ night — in what was the team’s most-attended game in seven years.
The Dodgers also do a great job of engaging the LGBTQ community outside of Pride month, building relationships with us here at Outsports, as well as Varsity Gay League, the Greater Los Angeles Softball Association, Hi Tops Sportsbar and other groups. With out gay senior vice-president Erik Braverman and longtime ally Lon Rosen having seats at the table, the Dodgers make their commitment to the community year-round.
This year the Dodgers are incorporating an 11-color Pride flag into the team’s logo for the first time (see below).
“The Dodgers take so much pride in celebrating Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community and are excited to host our eighth annual LGBTQ+ Night at Dodger Stadium, which continues to grow into one of the biggest Pride nights in all of professional sports,” Braverman said. “After a trying year apart, we’re looking forward to working with our great partners to welcome the LGBTQ+ community back to Dodger Stadium for a fun and safe in-person event.”
The tickets for the Pride celebration are situated in what the Dodgers describe as a fully vaccinated-only section. Be sure to check out the requirements before purchasing your tickets.
Be sure to grab your tickets for the game here before they sell out.
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