We should offer a big thank you to Doug Litwin of the FGG and Ken Craig of Team San Francisco for their work to ensure the most successful LGBT Night to date. The 1,500 dedicated tickets sold out quickly. Proceeds will benefit Gay Games scholarship athletes as well as a sports component of a GSA (gay-straight alliance high school groups) summit this December in San Francisco, in which Equality Coaching Alliance will participate.
Event highlight's at Monday's game included:
- rainbow-themed commemorative Giants hats
- performances by the Gay/Lesbian Freedom Band (with Doug Litwin on drums!)
- a pre-game party that was packed
- dozens of fans waving rainbow flags
- two same-sex couples included on the evening's "Kiss Cam"
- repeated scoreboard recognition of LGBT Night
- gay mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty's daughter Sidney proclaiming "Play Ball!" over the PA system
- and a showing of the Giants' It Gets Better video, the first one made by any major league baseball team.