The Baltimore Orioles may be struggling to make the post-season this year but their fans have not lost their enthusiasm. A Facebook page called “GLoW Orioles Fans Games Group” is a group of friends—gay, lesbian, and whoever—who will get together for various Baltimore Orioles home games throughout the season. The page was launched by gay activist and Baltimore resident Mike Bernard.
“The idea for this group was inspired by a get-together on July 12 when the Orioles played the Toronto Blue Jays,” Bernard said. “We had so much fun together that we did not want to leave. And oh, yeah, the Orioles won that night, too.”
Any member—gay, lesbian or whoever—is welcome to organize a trip. Simply announce the date on the page, set a deadline, and purchase the tickets as a group. The trip organizer can arrange to collect money from participants and purchase game tickets all at once or everyone can meet as a group at the game and purchase the tickets at the Box Office windows all around the stadium.
The next GLoW game is Sept. 9 vs. the Yankees at Camden Yards.
Bernard plans to explore the possibility of an Orioles-sanctioned Night or Day Out event similar to what is done in D.C. and several other major league cities.
The page is located at facebook.com/groups/GLoW.OriolesGamesGroup.