Singer Lance Bass, NBA free agent Jason Collins and retired MLB player Billy Bean were among the fans helping to inaugurate the Los Angeles Dodgers' first LGBT Night Out at Dodger Stadium on Friday.

The event included a first pitch by Collins and Bean, the national anthem performed by Amber Riley (Glee) along with members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, and a fireworks show with music by DJ Manny Lehman as the boys in blue destroyed the Rockies 11-0. (Video of the national anthem performance is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

“Thank you @Dodgers for inviting me to throw out 1st pitch,” tweeted Collins, who came out in April.

Lance started the game by announcing, “It's time for Dodger baseball!”

Among those attending the event was Danielle Goldey, the woman who was escorted out of Dodger Stadium in 2000 for kissing her then-girlfriend Meredith Kott. The team quickly apologized when Goldey threatened to sue. But a request by Goldey to host an LGBT night out went unfulfilled until now.

“I wish it did happen 13 years ago, when we initially asked for it,” she told Southern California Public Radio (KPCC). “But they're stepping up to the plate, finally.”

Bean, a former Dodger who came out gay in 1999 after retiring from professional baseball, said he was proud to return to the field.

“Last night, the LA Dodgers simply knocked it out of the park!!,” Bean wrote on Facebook. “They embraced their LGBT fans and proved again, they are ALWAYS in front of curve. A simple moment of inclusion, and as it should be … we are all fans … simply united by our team. I was so proud to be on the field again. We have come so far. For a moment, I thought of Glenn Burke, and then my own dark moments in the closet while I was playing here. Then, as I walked out onto the field, throwing out the first pitch with my buddy Jason Collins, I smiled, and it made me realize … it’s getting better and better. There is so much to look forward to.”