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Billy Bean

Major League Baseball’s Ambassador for Inclusion and Author of "Going the Other Way"

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 Billy Bean Biography

William Daro Bean is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1987–1989), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989), and San Diego Padres (1993–1995), as well as the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in 1992. Bean publicly came out as gay in 1999. In 2014, Bean was announced as Major League Baseball’s first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion.

Bean's official title at MLB is Vice-President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner. As a senior advisor to Commissioner Manfred, his role focuses on baseball’s social responsibility initiatives and LGBT inclusion. Among his responsibilities, Bean works with MLB’s 30 clubs to bring awareness to all players, coaches, managers, umpires, employees, and stakeholders throughout baseball to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and supportive workplace for everyone.

Billy is a member of the MLB Owner’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and was instrumental in the development of MLB’s ‘Shred Hate’ bullying prevention program, a groundbreaking educational youth campaign and partnership with ESPN. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major League Baseball.

Bean has become one of the leading role models for all athletes of diversity, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the US.

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Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball

Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball

Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major-League Baseball

Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major-League Baseball

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Billy Bean

Major League Baseball’s Ambassador for Inclusion and Author of "Going the Other Way"

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Billy Bean Biography

William Daro Bean is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1987–1989), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989), and San Diego Padres (1993–1995), as well as the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in 1992. Bean publicly came out as gay in 1999. In 2014, Bean was announced as Major League Baseball’s first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion.

Bean's official title at MLB is Vice-President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner. As a senior advisor to Commissioner Manfred, his role focuses on baseball’s social responsibility initiatives and LGBT inclusion. Among his responsibilities, Bean works with MLB’s 30 clubs to bring awareness to all players, coaches, managers, umpires, employees, and stakeholders throughout baseball to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and supportive workplace for everyone.

Billy is a member of the MLB Owner’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and was instrumental in the development of MLB’s ‘Shred Hate’ bullying prevention program, a groundbreaking educational youth campaign and partnership with ESPN. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major League Baseball.

Bean has become one of the leading role models for all athletes of diversity, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the US.

Billy Bean Videos

  • Billy Bean Is Working to Make MLB More Inclusive | NowThis ...
    Jun 29, 2018 ... 'Don't let someone take your dream away from you.' — One of MLB's only openly gay players is working to make the sport more...
  • Keynote: Inclusion and Acceptance - Billy Bean
    Dec 12, 2017 ... The only openly gay Major League Baseball player (current or former) alive today has a message for us all about the costs of hiding...
  • Billy Bean - 2013 Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference Keynote ...
    Nov 20, 2013 ... The Annual Reaching Out LGBT MBA (ROMBA) Conference is the world's largest gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender...

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  • How to book Billy Bean?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Billy Bean for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Billy Bean, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Billy Bean or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Billy Bean?

    Booking fees for Billy Bean, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Billy Bean, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Billy Bean?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Billy Bean for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Billy Bean for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Billy Bean or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Billy Bean or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Billy Bean is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Billy Bean for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Billy Bean generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chaz Bono, Esera Tuaolo, Danny Glover, Jay Manuel and Hannah Hart. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billy Bean for an upcoming event.

Billy Bean Speaker Videos

  • Billy Bean Is Working to Make MLB More Inclusive | NowThis ...
    Jun 29, 2018 ... 'Don't let someone take your dream away from you.' — One of MLB's only openly gay players is working to make the sport more inclusive.
    Keynote: Inclusion and Acceptance - Billy Bean
    Dec 12, 2017 ... The only openly gay Major League Baseball player (current or former) alive today has a message for us all about the costs of hiding who you ...
  • Billy Bean - 2013 Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference Keynote ...
    Nov 20, 2013 ... The Annual Reaching Out LGBT MBA (ROMBA) Conference is the world's largest gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

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