Hundreds of Georgians traveled to Ohio this week for the softball championship, organized by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance. Abrams’ message was played during the opening ceremonies, ahead of the first round of games between the 235 teams on Tuesday.
Abrams embraced gay rights during her 2018 run for governor against Republican Brian Kemp. She was the first major party gubernatorial nominee in state history to march in the Atlanta Pride Parade, and she headlined the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality dinner the same year.
She also made her opposition to a “religious liberty” measure that Kemp supported a major plank in her platform. She’s expected to mount a rematch against the first-term Republican next year, though she’s said little publicly about her plans.