‘Out in the Stands’

The Atlanta Braves will host a game to benefit Georgia Equality tonight, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, in what is being called “Out in the Stands.”

The Braves are playing the Florida Marlins.

Georgia Equality and members from PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) met with Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz after pitching coach Roger McDowell was accused of using anti-gay slurs toward fans in San Francisco over Easter weekend.

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.

Tonight’s game is part of an effort by the Braves to make amends with Atlanta’s LGBT community.


Top photo: Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell apologized to fans at a press conference in the wake of accusations he used anti-gay slurs toward fans in San Francisco (by Dyana Bagby)