Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz sat down with Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham and representatives from PFLAG today to discuss ways the club could work to end bullying in schools and address homophobia in its ranks.
The meeting comes after Georgia Equality hand-delivered a letter to Schuerholz on April 28 following the news that pitching coach Roger McDowell allegedly shouted at fans on April 23 at San Francisco AT&T Park, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?" and imitated a sex act with a baseball bat. McDowell was also accused of threatening a father who asked him to watch his language in front of children.
The meeting today between Schuerholz, Graham and Jeannie Senter, a member of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and PFLAG, lasted a full hour and Graham said he feels the club has a genuine concern about mending bridges with the LGBT community.