LA Galaxy Host Fifth Annual Pride Night
AEG’s LA Galaxy celebrates one of the longest-running Pride Nights in professional sports at StubHub Center
LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2018) - AEG’s LA Galaxy hosted its fifth annual Pride Night, one of the longest-running Pride Nights in professional sports, on Wednesday, May 30 at StubHub Center in a match presented by Spectrum SportsNet. As part of Pride Night, the LA Galaxy featured various in-game activations to celebrate the LGBTQ community of Los Angeles, including an LA Galaxy Pride Night Noisemaker giveaway upon entry to the stadium.
During Pride Night, the LA Galaxy and StubHub Center featured numerous elements to celebrate, including using in-stadium rainbow-themed berm flags, palm tree lights, corner flags, field flags, confetti and balloons in addition to Pride video board content shown on GalaxyTV, the largest video board in Major League Soccer. Cozmo and the LA Galaxy Star Squad also sported Pride Night gear. Additionally, the West Coast Singers, the third oldest LGBTQ mixed chorus in the nation celebrating their 35th anniversary, kicked off the night by singing the National Anthem during the pregame ceremonies.
In support of MLS WORKS Soccer For All campaign, LA Galaxy players warmed up in specialty pregame shirts which were later signed by the players and available for fans to bid on, with proceeds benefitting inclusive programming in the Los Angeles community.
In 2014, the LA Galaxy hosted its first Pride Night at StubHub Center, starting a tradition that has led to five years celebrating the LGBTQ community, marking one of the longest consecutive Pride Night celebrations hosted by a professional sports team.
A portion of all LA Galaxy Pride Night ticket packages will be donated to You Can Play, a project working for equality for all in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans.
ABOUT WEST COAST SINGERS
Founded in 1983 with a handful of members, West Coast Singers is the third oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered, mixed-voice chorus in the nation. In that more difficult time, the original intent was to provide a safe place for gay and lesbian people to come together and sing. West Coast Singers has become one of the premier gay and/or lesbian choruses in the world, offering the rich, full-bodied sound that can only come from a mixed chorus.
The West Coast Singers will celebrate their 35th anniversary during a concert on June 2. More information can be found on www.westcoastsingers.org.
ABOUT THE YOU CAN PLAY PROJECT
You Can Play works to ensure safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans. You Can Play believes sports teams should focus on the athlete's skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. More information about You Can Play can be found at www.youcanplayproject.org.