Golden State Warriors to host LGBT+ Pride Night
The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will host an LGBT+ Pride Night during the team’s game against the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 25.
It’s believed to be the first time a defending NBA Champion team has hosted an LGBT+ Pride Night.
Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts, who came out publicly several years ago when he was with the Phoenix Suns.
“LGBT Night is a wonderful opportunity to champion everything we’re about as an organization: diversity, equality and inclusion,” Welts said. “We’re looking forward to celebrating as a community at Oracle Arena at the game against the Raptors next month.”
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It is rare for an NBA team to host an LGBT+ Pride Night, as they simply have fewer tickets to sell than their counterparts in Major League Baseball or the National Football League. That the Warriors are hosting such a night in the midst of their team success is a true testament to the team’s commitment to the LGBT+ community, which has been a staple of the Bay Area for generations.
Copyright The Gayly - 10/24/2017 4:35 p.m. CST.