The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore is organizing to bring LGBT baseball fans together at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this summer.
"Baltimore is a town that really comes together in the name of its sports teams. Whether you identify within the LGBT spectrum or not, we can all agree that when it comes down to it, we're all rooting for the same team," said Kelly Neel, the GLCCB's deputy executive director, in a statement. "This summer we are hoping to expand on that sense of unity by bringing LGBT Oriole's Outings to Camden Yards. We encourage everyone to come out to the games and mingle with one another as we bask in the glory of baseball season!"
The first "LGBT Oriole's Outing" will be on April 27, when the Baltimore Orioles play the Kansas City Royals. Organizers are hoping to host such events on a monthly basis this season, and that strong ticket sales will lead to an official "Night Out" event for gay sports fans at the ball park.
Such nights have become popular in other cities, including in Washington, where the Nationals have held an annual "Night Out" event with partner Team D.C. since 2003. Team D.C. has expanded the event to other sports as well.
Orioles fans in Baltimore have made similar efforts to organize gay nights at Camden Yards in the past, too.
The GLCCB is selling tickets now for the April 27 game, for Section 388, rows 13 and 14. Tickets can be purchased here, and proceeds will benefit the GLCCB.
Tickets are limited and must be picked up at the GLCCB, on the third floor of the Waxter Center at 1000 Cathedral St.
The tickets are $10 and the Sunday game is at 1:35 p.m. The GLCCB is planning additional nights for May through September and will post information on its website.
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