GOOD

Last week, the Oakland Athletics announced they would be celebrating their first ever LBGT “Pride Night” on June 17.


Unfortunately, many fans were appalled and lashed out on the team’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.

“@Athletics just unfollowed, want no part of that,” tweeted a user named Josh Micke.

“Parents please note, this is not a game you want to take your kids to,” another user wrote.

There was, however, one person who decided to turn this negative reaction into a positive one. Eireann Dolan, girlfriend of A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle, offered to buy all the tickets, at face value, from any fans who were refusing to attend the game because of “Pride Night.”

On her blog, “Thank You Based Ball,” Dolan let anyone know who might be willing to sell their tickets that she had the perfect buyer for them with “no questions asked” and without “judgement.”

“So, A’s fans; If attending a baseball game on LBGT Pride Night makes you at all uncomfortable, it is probably a good idea to sell your tickets. And I have the perfect buyer. ME!”

Dolan and Doolittle are giving all the tickets to a Bay Area LBGTQ youth center and started a GoFundMe page to purchase even more tickets for the group. They have already raised over $33,000 to date.

Share this on Facebook?

Trending Stories