WNBA Celebrates Pride Month
The WNBA’s fourth consecutive year supporting Pride features special games, exclusive merch, festivals, and much more.
Throughout June, teams will offer special ticket packages and in-arena experiences for Pride-themed games. In addition, there will be community outreach and activation with local pride groups, festivals and parades. Team activities will be showcased on WNBA and NBA Cares social media channels with the hashtag #wnbapride.
Over the course of the month, four nationally televised games will feature on ESPN2. To tip off coverage, the Washington Mystics will visit the Dallas Wings on June 6 (8 p.m. ET), followed by the Los Angeles Sparks hosting the Dallas Wings on June 13 (10 p.m. ET), then a June 23 showdown in Minnesota between the Mystics and the Minnesota Lynx (8 p.m. ET). To close out ESPN2’s WNBA Pride telecasts, the Connecticut Sun will host the Seattle Storm on June 29 (8 p.m. ET).
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, the league announced a collaboration with GLSEN and Fanatics, in which fans can choose from an exclusive line of Fanatics-designed Pride T-shirts featuring WNBA or NBA team logos. A portion of the proceeds will benefit GLSEN, a longtime WNBA partner. The league will also donate $10,000 to help support GLSEN’s efforts to create safer and more inclusive school environments for all students.
via WNBA Twitter
For the second year in a row, the WNBA, NBA and NBA Development League will march together and have a float in the New York City Pride March on June 25.
“The WNBA is honored and privileged to celebrate the diversity of our fan base,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “The league embraces the principles of equality and mutual respect and is always working to ensure an inclusive environment at our games and events.”
Additional information on team events and celebrations can be found at WNBA.com/pride.
The 2017 WNBA regular season runs through Sept. 3. For more information on the WNBA, game tickets, and the full 2017 Twitter live stream schedule, visit wnba.com.