OAKLAND (KRON) — Other teams have been doing it for years, but on Wednesday the Oakland A’s will host its first LGBT night at O.Co.
Some ticket holders weren’t happy about the decision, commenting on social media that they wanted to sit out the game.
For die-hard A’s fan Eireann Dolan that hurt.
She posted this on her blog. “Many people don’t know this about me, but I have two moms. My biological mom Kathy and her partner Elise (who grew up in the Bay Area) are both die-hard A’s fans as well as super gay. Like, they’re so gay for each other that they’ve fostered a long-term loving relationship likely no different from any heterosexual loving relationships you’ve seen or been a part of,” wrote Dolan.
Dolan, along with her boyfriend, A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle came up with a plan that would be a win-win for everybody involved.
Dolan offered to buy tickets from the people who already had tickets, but didn’t want to go to Pride night, giving them to a local LGBT community center for at-risk youth.
When Doolitte found out about the plan, he said that whatever Dolan couldn’t afford, he would match.
LGBT night for the A’s is sold out, all it took was for one couple to pitch-in and offer pride in place of prejudice.