The Atlanta Braves are the first Major League Baseball team to partner for an event with the StandUp Foundation, according to the team.
“Out in the Stands” was first organized in 2011 after Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was accused of hurling gay slurs toward fans at a game in San Francisco early in the season.
McDowell allegedly shouted, “Are you a homo couple or a threesome?” at fans and imitated a sex act using a baseball bat. He was suspended and publicly apologized for the incident.
The Braves went on to produce an anti-bullying PSA that aired throughout the year at Turner Field.
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Top photo: The Atlanta Braves debuted ‘Out in the Stands’ last year. The second annual LGBT fan night is coming up this month. (by Ryan Watkins)