About Billy Bean

Billy Bean is a former professional baseball player. In July 2014, he was named MLB’s first Ambassador for Inclusion. In January 2016 he became MLB’s Vice President, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, and is currently Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner. Bean works with MLB’s 30 clubs to advance equality for all players, coaches, managers, umpires, employees, and stakeholders throughout baseball to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and supportive workplace for everyone.

Billy Bean is the only openly gay Major League Baseball player (current or former) alive today. Bean has become one of the leading role models in sports, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the United States.