The Dodgers will sport special caps and jerseys for the 9th annual LGBTQ+ party
The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate their ninth annual LGBTQ+ Pride Party on June 3, but for the first time ever, the team will wear a special combination of pride caps and jerseys when they take to the field.
Again, just over a week later, the Dodgers and their National League West rivals the San Francisco Giants will both wear their respective pride uniforms on June 11 at Oracle Park in San Francisco.
In a public statement, Stan Kasten, Dodgers President and CEO, said, “The Los Angeles Dodgers are proud to support and recognize the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles and around the world. The Dodgers have a history of breaking down barriers and we’re proud to be part of another chapter in MLB history as the Dodgers and Giants each wear their team’s pride caps on June 11th. While our organizations have a long-standing rivalry on the pitch, we stand together when it comes to equality for all.
Fans who purchase a special ticket package will receive a commemorative Pride jersey.
Half of the proceeds raised from the game’s 50/50 raffle will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center.
Everyone in attendance will be treated to a pre-game ceremony with a performance of the national anthem from Wils, appearances from former Billy Bean-Dodger and the second MLB player to come out gay and Dale Scott , the first openly gay umpire in MLB, among others.
The post-game show will feature Friday Night Fireworks accompanied by a musical mix by DJ Bowie J.