A month of pride. The time of year when companies and sports teams cover their arenas and stadiums in a rainbow and hand out Pride captain’s armbands and T-shirt numbers to their players. Most teams, including many of the major US professional leagues, host Pride Night in June. If you want to know where to attend the next night of pride, read on.
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Arizona Diamondbacks: June 25 against the Detroit Tigers
Atlanta Braves: June 22 against the San Francisco Giants
Baltimore Orioles: June 22 against the Washington National
Boston Red Sox: June 15 against Auckland Athletics
Chicago Cubes: June 29 vs. Cincinnati Reds Released at Wrigley: September 18 against the Colorado Rockies
Chicago White Sox: June 23 against the Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds: June 3 against the Washington National
Cleveland Gardens: June 25 against the Boston Red Sox
Colorado Rockies: June 3 against Atlanta Braves
Detroit Tigers: June 1 against Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros: June 21 against the New York Mets
Kansas City Royals: June 9 against the Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Angels: June 28 against the Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers: June 3 against the New York Mets
Miami Marlins: June 2 against the San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Brewers: June 8 against Philadelphia Phillies
Minnesota Gemini: July 15 against the Chicago White Sox
New York Mets: June 17 against Miami Marlins
Auckland A: June 17 against Kansas City Royals
Philadelphia Phyllis: June 28 against Atlanta Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates: June 17 against the San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres: It was May 6 against the Miami Marlins
San Francisco Giants: June 11 against the Los Angeles Dodgers
Seattle Mariners: June 30 against Auckland A.
St. Louis Cardinals: June 10 against the Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Flight: June 4 against the Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays: June 3-5 against Minnesota Twins
Washington Nationals: June 14 against Braves
Pride Nights are a relatively new phenomenon for top-level football, as Washington (then Football Team, now Commanders) was the first to host one during a match, and that was last year.
Most teams combined with the league itself take off-field initiatives in the LGBTQ + space, but actual game nights are rare, as Pride Month falls outside the NFL season.
At the time of writing, no NFL team has announced their theme nights, only the regular season schedule.
Atlanta’s Dream: June 24 and 26: New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun
Chicago Sky: June 10 against the Connecticut Sun.
Connecticut Sun: June 10 against Chicago Sky
Indiana Fever: June 9 against Phoenix Mercury
New York Liberty: June 28 against Dallas Wings
Washington Mystics: June 22 against Phoenix Mercury
Dallas Wings: June 25 against Phoenix Mercury
Las Vegas Aces: June 5 against the Dallas Wings
Los Angeles Sparks: June 25 against Seattle Storm
Minnesota Links: June 12 against Indiana Fever
Phoenix Mercury: June 10 against Atlanta Dream
Seattle Storm: June 25 against the Los Angeles Sparks
Like the NFL, the NBA is reluctant to focus on June because the regular season is in the books and the focus is on the finals. But individual teams host Pride Nights on an ad hoc basis, with the Chicago Bulls serving a fabulous event this year.
Some teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, hosted Pride Nights in October, the month of LGBTQ + history, while last April the Phoenix Suns hosted the first private night of pride since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But there is no set schedule for Pride Nights in the NBA, so follow your team’s social media.
National Women’s Football League
Angel City FC: June 7 against Houston Dash
Chicago Red Stars: June 1 against Washington Spirit
Houston Dash: June 12 against Portland Thorns
Kansas City Talk: June 4 against San Diego Wave
Gotham FC: June 4 against Washington Spirit
Courage in North Carolina: July 15 against Angel City FC
OL Reign: July 1 against North Carolina Courage
Orlando Pride: It was on May 27 against Washington Spirit
Portland Thorns: June 3 against Angel City FC
Louisville Races: June 4 vs. North Carolina Courage
San Diego Wave FC: June 8 against Portland Thorns
Washington Spirit: June 11 vs. North Carolina Courage September 10 against San Diego Wave
Premier League football
Atlanta United: The only home game in June for United is Juneteenth, so a group of LGBTQ + supporters is working with the club to schedule a pride party on June 25th.
Austin FC: June 25 against Dallas FC
CF Montreal: August 6 against Inter Miami
Charlotte FC: June 30 against Austin FC
Chicago Fire FC: June 29 against Philadelphia Union
Colorado Rapids: It was on May 22 against the Seattle Saunders
Columbus Crew: June 18 against Charlotte FC
DC United: June 25 against Nashville SC | August 6 against New York Red Bull
Cincinnati FC: July 9 against the New York Red Bulls
Dallas FC: June 18 against Vancouver Whitecaps
Houston Dynamo: June 25 against Chicago Fire
Inter Miami: Inter participated in Soccer For All in May, but there seems to be no specific Pride Night scheduled
LA Galaxy: It was on May 29 against Austin FC
Los Angeles FC: June 26 against the New York Red Bulls
Minnesota United: July 30 against Portland
Nashville SC: June 11 against the earthquakes in San Diego
New England Revolution: June 15 against Orlando City
New York Red Bulls: TBD
New York City: It was on May 22 against Chicago Fire
Orlando City SC: October 9 against Columbus Crew
Philadelphia Union: June 26 against New York City FC
Portland Timbers: June 25 against Colorado Rapids
Real Salt Lake: TBD
San Jose Earthquakes: It was on May 22 against Sporting Kansas City
Seattle Saunders: June 25 against New York City FC
Sporting Kansas City: June 12 against the New England Revolution
Toronto FC: It’s not clear
Vancouver Whitecaps: July 23 against Chicago Fire
Outside the United States
Many countries outside the United States tend to do a Night of Pride throughout the league rather than team by team. The English Premier League, for example, holds Rainbow Lace Day every year, usually in early December, while the Australian Men’s Football League, A-League, held its first pride event earlier this year. The host was Adelaide United, who have Josh Cavallo, the only out player in the league, on their team.
In the Netherlands, professional football leagues, from Eredivie Down, host a round of meetings that draw attention to the LGBT + community, usually scheduled around International Release Day on 11 October.
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