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Los Angeles Dodgers to host fourth LGBT night

Joseph McCormick May 6, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers is to host its fourth annual LGBT night in June.

The event will take place at the Dodger Stadium on Friday 3 June.

At the LGBT night the Dodgers will take on the Braves.

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As well as taking on the rival team at the event, the Dodgers have also released a limited edition LGBT Tank Top.

Taking to the stadium for the ceremonial first pitch will be out gay LA Galaxy footballer Robbie Rogers.

Other special guests include Jason Collins, Michael Sam, Julie Shaw, Mitch Eby, E J Johnson, Noah Galvin and Lance Bass.

“We are proud to work with so many incredible partners for our fourth annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium,” Dodgers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen said in a statement.

“We are committed to providing a friendly environment to all who reflect the great community of which we are a part. The Dodgers, with a proud history of diversity, recognise the value of an inclusive environment,” Rosen continued.

At the end of the match, fans will be invited onto the pitch to watch fireworks.

Last year the Dodgers posted a kiss-cam featuring a same-sex couple, and the first one is thought to have been posted by the San Francisco Giants back in 2011.

Hockey fans at this game were shocked to see two men kiss on the kiss cam, but only because they were from opposite teams.

A gay couple were cheered at a hockey match in LA earlier this year – which was celebrated by gay NHL fans.

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