BEVERLY HILLS—Reality star Lisa Vanderpump will join the Los Angeles Dodgers in celebrating their LGBT fans next month.
The multi-talented business mogul and TV star will be throwing the first pitch for the Dodgers’ third annual “LGBT Pride Night” game versus their rival, the San Francisco Giants on June 19 at Dodger Stadium.
Vanderpump, a vocal supporter of the LGBT community for several years, was named “Woman of the Year” by the California State Assembly, due in large part to her activism in the gay and lesbian community in the state.
The Dodgers have also confirmed the attendance of openly gay celebrities like former N’SYNC member Lance Bass, former Dodgers player Billy Bean and openly gay country singer Ty Herndon, who will sing the national anthem.
Bean played for the team from 1989-1993 and after retirement in 1999, announced he was gay.
Bass, who revealed he was gay in July 2006 in a cover story for People Magazine, recently tweeted a photo of himself lying beside Vanderpump’s Hollywood star, along with the caption: “The legend, the queen. @LisaVanderpump #PalmSprings.” Vanderpump was a bridesmaid at Bass’ wedding to Michael Turchin in December.
The Dodgers’ official website says a ticket package to the event will include a seat in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat-Pavilion and a special Dodgers LGBT Night commemorative t-shirt. Tickets to the June 19 game against the Giants range from $38 to $73. The game is also part of the team’s Friday Night Fireworks promotion.