Atlanta Braves toast gay fans with LGBT Night

Add this share

Hundreds of baseball fans enjoyed a night at Turner Field and raised funds for a gay non-profit as the Atlanta Braves hosted their 6th Annual LGBT Night.

Fans enjoyed a patio party with selections from the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, received a hat with the Braves signature A – but in rainbow pride colors – and watched a game against the Chicago Cubs. (The Braves won 5-1.)

The LGBT Night was the largest-ever by the Braves, attracting a crowd of more than 500 people. It also marked the last one in Turner Field as the Braves shift to SunTrust Park in Cobb County next year.

The event on June 10 raised $2,655 for Lost N Found Youth, which cares for homeless LGBT youth in Atlanta. Some $5 of each ticket for the event was donated to the non-profit.

The patio party also included an appearance by Rep. “Able” Mable Thomas, a progressive member of the state legislature.

In 2014, the event included gay former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean, who was hired as the league’s new Ambassador of Inclusion. A year earlier, gay ally and rugby jock Ben Cohen headlined the event.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...