All about Gay Baseball Days with MLB teams
|2008 Major League Baseball Gay & Lesbian Days
Please note: this website has not been updated for 2009
|Night Out with the Nationals IV
Date: Monday June 23, 2008 – Nationals vs. Angels
Over 2,000 community and Nationals supporters attended this event. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington sang the national anthem and local AIDS expert Dr. Moody Mustafa threw out the first pitch. Over 2,000 attended in 2007, too.See Team DC for info and tickets. Washington Blade (June 20, 2008): More than 2,000 fans expected for gay baseball event. Picsfrom 2007 event. Article and pics (PDF) from Washington Blade (2007).
|Out at the Park – San Diego Pride Night
Date: Friday July 11, 2008 – Padres vs. Braves
Celebrate LGBT Pride while enjoying a night of fun, baseball, and recognition for volunteers, friends and allies of the San Diego LGBT community. San Diego GALA Choruses of San Diego who will sing the National Anthem.
See www.padres.com/pride for event info and discounted tickets. Enter promo code: PRIDE.
|LGBT Night Out
Date: Friday July 25, 2008 – Giants vs. D’backs
“…this special ticket package includes a seat in the LGBT Night section as well as a pre-game party and free drink of your choice!” See www.sfgiants.com/specialevents for event info and tickets.
|Out at the Ballgame
Date: Sunday July 27, 2008 – Cubs vs. Marlins
Beginning in 2001, “Out at the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field is the longest-running “gay day” with a MLB team.
See Chicago Free Press for info and tickets.
|6th Annual Gay Community Night at the Phillies
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2008 – Phillies vs. Nationals
Join the LGBT community at Citizens Bank Park for a night of fun and baseball.
For info and to order tickets, see PhillyGayDays.com. Get the official T-shirt.
|2008 Other Events|
|Pride in the Park
The Long Beach Armada will host Pride in the Park night on Saturday July 12, 2008. Click on flyer for details.
| Gay Days pics:
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C.perform the national anthem, 2007.
The second Night out with the Nationals, 2006.
Fans at the first Night Out with the Nationals, July ’05. Photo Rudy K. Lawidjaja/Washington Blade
Cubs fans in July ’05. Photo by Jason Smith/Chicago Free Press.
Philly Phanatic and Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, and Phillies fans in August ’05. Photos by Heddy Bergsman and Jim Peary from phillygaydays.com
Scott Thompson throws out the first pitch in Toronto, June ’05.
A rainbow of fans in Toronto, June ’04. Photo www.thesportsroadtrip.com
|BREAKFAST WITH SCOT
In this heart-warming family comedy, a gay sportscaster finds himself and his partner the guardians of a flamboyant 11-year old boy named Scot. The first gay-themed movie to receive NHL approval. DVD released in Canada March 2008. US theatrical release in October 2008.US websiteCanadian website
|TAKE ME OUT, the 2003 Tony Award-winning best play by Richard Greenberg about a gay baseball player, has been produced at theatres across the U.S., Canada, England and Australia. Some recent and upcoming productions:
Pittsburgh, PA: barebones productions
June 6 to 22, 2008
Worchester, MA: Foothills Theatre Company
October 25 to November 16, 2008
Outsports book cover