GLCCB organizing 'Orioles Outings' for LGBT baseball fans this summer
By By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun
Apr 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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.