Friday, February 19, 2016

New York Mets To Announce First Ever LGBT Pride Night


Might be hearing some "Hey batta batta batta, swing batta batta" from a lot of LGBT New York Mets fans soon as the team is planning a press conference for Tuesday to announce their first ever LGBT Pride night at Citi Field this season.

From Page Six:

The Mets in the past have hosted events from Fiesta Latina night to Jewish Heritage Day. Other major league teams have hosted LGBT nights.

The Mets will unveil details (including the date) at a press conference Tuesday, with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Rep. Steve Israel and LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick.

“I’m proud to be making this announcement — one, as a lifelong Met fan, and two, we get to beat the Yankees on this,” Kilmnick joked to us.

He added that the team’s “making sure that everyone is welcomed and celebrated at Citi Field.”

Over 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans are expected at Pride Night, he said, and a portion of all ticket sales will go the LGBT Network’s anti-bullying programs.

The game will be NY Mets vs. San Diego Padres on August 13th - click here for tickets.

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