Girlfriend Of Oakland A’s Pitcher Tells Trolls Trying To Ruin Team’s First Pride Night: Sell Me Your Ticket!

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After the Oakland A’s announced they’d be hosting their first Pride night on June 17, Bay Area Internet trolls cried foul—they weren’t gonna let some gays invade their haven of heterosexuality.

Then, Eireann Dolan, the girlfriend of A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle, did something wonderful: She offered to buy all their tickets.

In a blog post on Friday, Dolan declared she’d give any tickets anyone wanted to sell her to the Bay Area Youth Center’s Our Space Community for LGBT youth to resell.

“Many people don’t know this about me, but I have two moms: My biological mom Kathy and her partner Elise are both die-hard A’s fans—as well as super gay,” she wrote. “Like, they’re so gay for each other that they’ve fostered a long-term loving relationship likely no different from any heterosexual loving relationships you’ve seen or been a part of.”

Dolan then addressed fans making a stink about the special event: “If attending a baseball game on LGBT Pride Night makes you at all uncomfortable, it is probably a good idea to sell your tickets.”

“I will buy them from you at face value. As many as I can. No judgments. No questions asked.”

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Since then, Dolan has pledged to match up to $3,000 in donations, and started a $10,000 GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for even more tickets. (The campaign has reached nearly $9,000 in one day.)

In response, The A’s have opened up three more seating sections for Pride Night.

The team’s management announced that a portion of ticket sales will be donated to local LGBT advocacy groups, and former A’s player Glenn Burke, the first MLB player to come out as gay, will also be honored.

If you’re going to be in the Oakland area on June 17, tickets are still available.

h/t: CBS San Francisco 

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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