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Team DC's Night Out at the Nationals [video]

LGBT fans of Washington's baseball team

The seventh annual Team DC Night Out at the Nationals drew more than 3,400 LGBT fans out for a night of baseball and camaraderie, capped off by a bottom-of-the-ninth comeback victory by the Nationals over the Mariners. But the night kicked off in gay style, with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington singing the national anthem; Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender presidential employee, presenting the lineup to the umpire; Daniel Hernandez, the gay intern who helped save the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), throwing out the first pitch; and Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart opening the game with “Let’s play ball!”

See all our full coverage at and 170 photos in our Scene section.

Sean Bugg is Editor Emeritus for Metro Weekly.

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