Detroit Tigers to host first LGBT Pride Night in June

Tuesday April 7th, 2015

The Detroit Tigers will hold their first LGBT Pride Night on June 3 when the team hosts the Oakland Athletics, reports The Detroit News's Tony Paul.

Detroit is the fourth club that will be holding a LGBT Pride Night this season, joining the A's, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, who have been holding a LGBT night since the 2001 season. 

Paul reports there have been no notable fan concerns with the Tigers' plans.

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When the A's announced their LGBT night last month, Eireann Dolan, the girlfriend of A's pitcher Sean Doolittle, wrote a blog post announcing she would purchase tickets from season ticket holders that did not want to attend the game.

The Tigers' event is co-sponsored by the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce and tickets on the lower baseline will be offered in the $40 range.

Jack Jorgensen

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