ESPN’s guide to “Pride Nights” in the major professional sports leagues

LGBT Pride Month. The time of year when sports companies and teams cover their arenas and stadiums with a rainbow and hand out captain’s armbands and Pride jersey numbers to their players. Most teams, including many in the top US professional leagues, host an LGBT Pride Night in June. If you want to know where to attend your next LGBT Pride Night, read on.

Chicago White Sox: 23 de junio vs. Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds: 3 de junio vs. Washington Nationals

Cleveland Guardians: 25 de junio vs. Boston Red Sox
Colorado Rockies: June 3 vs. Atlanta Braves

Kansas City Royals: June 9 vs. Kansas City Royals. Baltimore Orioles

Los Angeles Angels: June 28 vs. Chicago White Sox

Los Angeles Dodgers: June 3 vs. New York Mets

Miami Marlins: June 2 vs. Miami Marlins. San Francisco Giants

Milwaukee Brewers: 8 de junio vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Minnesota Twins: July 15 vs. Minnesota Twins. Chicago White Sox

New York Mets: 17 de junio vs. Miami Marlins

Oakland A’s: June 17 vs. Oakland A’s. The Kansas City Royals

Philadelphia Phillies: June 28 vs. Atlanta Braves

Pittsburgh Pirates: June 17 vs. San Francisco Giants

San Diego Padres: It was May 6 vs. Miami Marlins

San Francisco Giants: June 11 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Seattle Mariners: 30 de junio vs. Oakland A’s

St. Louis Cardinals: 10 de junio vs. Cincinnati Reds

Tampa Bay Rays: 4 de junio vs. Chicago White Sox

Toronto Blue Jays: June 3-5 vs. Toronto Blue Jays. The Minnesota Twins
Washington Nationals: 14 de junio vs. Braves


Pride Nights are a relatively new phenomenon for top-tier football, as Washington (then the Football Team, now the Commanders) was the first to host one during a game, and that was last year.

Most teams, along with the league itself, run off-the-field initiatives in the LGBTQ+ space, but game nights as such are rare since LGBT Pride Month falls outside of the NFL season.

At the time of this writing, no NFL teams had announced their theme nights yet, only the 2022 regular season schedule.


Atlanta Dream: June 24-26: New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun

Chicago Sky: 10 de junio vs. Connecticut Sun

Connecticut Sun: 10 de junio vs. Chicago Sky

Indiana Fever: June 9 vs. Indiana Fever. Phoenix Mercury

New York Liberty: 28 de junio vs. Dallas Wings

Washington Mystics: June 22 vs. Washington Mystics. Phoenix Mercury

Dallas Wings: 25 de junio vs. Phoenix Mercury

Las Vegas Aces: June 5 vs. Dallas Wings

Los Angeles Sparks: 25 de junio vs. Seattle Storm

Minnesota Lynx: June 12 vs. indiana fever

Phoenix Mercury: June 10 vs. Atlanta Dream

Seattle Storm: 25 de junio vs. Los Angeles Sparks


Like the NFL, the NBA doesn’t tend to focus on June, because the regular season is over and the focus is on the Finals. But individual teams host LGBT Pride Nights on an occasional basis; for example, the Chicago Bulls offered a fabulous event this year.

Some teams, like the Los Angeles Lakers, host their Pride Nights in October, which is LGBTQ+ History Month, while in April of last year the Phoenix Suns hosted the first in-person Pride Night since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 19.

But there is no set schedule for Pride Nights in the NBA, so keep an eye on your team’s social media.

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

Angel City FC: 7 de junio vs. Houston Dash

Chicago Red Stars: 1 de junio vs. Washington Spirit

Houston Dash: 12 de junio v Portland Thorns

Kansas City Current: 4 de junio vs. San Diego Wave

Gotham FC: 4 de junio vs. Washington Spirit

North Carolina Courage: 15 de julio vs. Angel City FC

OL Reign: 1 de julio vs. North Carolina Courage

Orlando Pride: It was May 27 vs. Washington Spirit

Portland Thorns: June 3 vs. Portland Thorns. Angel City FC

Racing Louisville: 4 de junio vs. North Carolina Courage

San Diego Wave FC: June 8 vs. portland thorns

Washington Spirit: June 11 vs. North Carolina Courage | September 10 vs. San Diego Wave

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Atlanta United FC: The only home game in June for United is on Juneteenth (June 19), so the LGBTQ+ supporters worked with the club to schedule an LGBT Gay Pride party at the house to watch the 25 of June.

Austin FC: June 25 vs. FC Dallas

CF Montreal: 6 de agosto vs. Inter Miami CF

Charlotte FC: June 30 vs. Austin FC

Chicago Fire FC: June 29 vs. Philadelphia Union

Colorado Rapids: It was May 22 vs. Seattle Sounders F.C.

Columbus Crew: June 18 vs. Charlotte F.C.

DC United: 25 de junio vs. Nashville SC | 6 de agosto vs. New York Red Bulls

FC Cincinnati: 9 de julio vs. New York Red Bulls

FC Dallas: 18 de junio vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Houston Dynamo FC: 25 de junio vs. Chicago Fire

Inter Miami: Inter participated in Soccer For All in May, but does not appear to have a specific LGBT Pride Night scheduled

LA Galaxy: It was May 29 vs. Austin F.C.

Los Angeles FC: June 26 vs. New York Red Bulls

Minnesota United FC: July 30 vs. > Portland Timbers

Nashville SC: 11 de junio vs. San Diego Earthquakes

New England Revolution: June 15 vs. New England Revolution. Orlando City

New York Red Bulls: TBD

New York City FC: It was May 22 vs. chicago fire

Orlando City SC: Oct. 9 vs. Orlando City SC. Columbus Crew

Philadelphia Union: June 26 vs. Philadelphia Union. New York City FC

Portland Timbers: June 25 vs. Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake: TBD

San Jose Earthquakes: It was May 22 vs. Sporting Kansas City

Seattle Sounders: 25 de junio vs. New York City FC

Sporting Kansas City: 12 de junio vs. New England Revolution

Toronto FC: TBD

Vancouver Whitecaps: 23 de julio vs. Chicago Fire

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