The Dodgers' contribution features several Dodger players and coaches including Don Mattingly, James Loney (above), Matt Guerrier, Jamey Carroll, A.J. Ellis, Rod Barajas and Hiroki Kuroda. "The Dodgers have been outspoken advocates for equality and against all societal prejudices dating back to the days of Jackie Robinson," said Dodgers Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Howard Sunkin. "Our club wholeheartedly supports an end to bullying and violence against LGBT youth. There is zero tolerance for violence of any kind for any reason in our community."
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The Dodgers contribution is especially important given the team's history. The Dodgers once employed Glenn Burke, the Black former superstar centerfielder who became the first and only MLB player out to his teammates and team owners during his professional career. Burke was traded from the team and later died from AIDS-related causes in 1995. Burke is the subject of the new documentary Out: The Glenn Burke Story.
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