L.A. Dodgers Will Celebrate Out Athletes At Fifth Annual LGBT Night

Matt Bomer will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their fifth annual LGBT night this summer, Outsports reports, with gay actor and activist Matt Bomer throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

“Already warming up with the kiddos in the backyard so I don’t embarrass myself too badly,” Bomer writes on Instagram.

Dodgers executive Erik Braverman, who came out publicly as gay in 2015, oversees the LGBT night, which is scheduled for June 9 at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers have partnered for the first time with L.A. Pride and will host its official 2017 kickoff party during the game against the Cincinnati Reds. Each attendee will receive a special Dodgers pride t-shirt.

Dodgersshirt

This year’s event will also recognize several LGBT athletes, coaches, and other sports industry professionals who have been featured on Outsports. Major League Baseball executive and former player Billy Bean is among the participants.

Retired athlete and Emmy-nominated lesbian Glee star Dot Marie Jones will perform the national anthem, accompanied by the Gay Men’s Chorus and Trans Chorus of Los Angeles.

Dot Marie Jones
Noel Vasquez/GC Images

Other scheduled special guests include #ResistMarch founder Brian Pendleton, The Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin, Scandal actor Guillermo Diaz, and Prop. 8 plantiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo.

“The Dodgers, with a proud history of diversity, recognize the value of an inclusive environment,” says Dodgers executive Lon Rosen in a statement.

Tickets to the event, which include a post-game fireworks display, are available now.

Celebrity interviewer. Foodie and Broadway buff in Manhattan. Hates writing bios.
@BrandonVoss