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USL Championship Clubs Celebrate 2021 Pride Nights

By Staff, 06/02/21, 10:45AM EDT


Get the details on the clubs hosting Pride Night games, and the local partners you can support this season

Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan in 1969, LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each June in the United States and around the world in support of equality for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. As part of those celebrations, numerous professional sports clubs across the country have hosted Pride Nights, partnering with local LGBTQ+ charitable organizations with the aim of making venues and games a welcome place for all.

In the five decades since the Uprising, significant strides have been made in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, but work continues to create a more equal and just society. The United Soccer League and its partners recently announced the Forever Proud Project, created to provide a safe, inclusive space for all fans, players, coaches, and employees.

In addition, this year 17 teams in the USL Championship have announced plans and partnerships for Pride Night contests this season. Here’s a full list, and the organizations you can consider offering your support to in the coming weeks.

Date Club Time (ET) Charities Business Allies
Wed, June 2
New York Red Bulls II
7:00 PM Garden State Equality Alementary Brewery
Fri, June 4
Real Monarchs SLC
10:00 PM Utah Pride Center Utah Pride Center
Sat, June 12
Louisville City FC
7:30 PM Louisville Pride Foundation
Louisville Youth Group
Queer Kentucky
Play Dancebar
Sat, June 12
OKC Energy FC
8:30 PM OKC Pride
Tue, June 15
Indy Eleven
8:00 PM Indy Pride Indy Pride
Wed, June 16
FC Tulsa
8:00 PM Oklahomans for Equality
Sat, June 19
San Antonio FC
8:30 PM
Sat, June 26
Hartford Athletic
7:00 PM Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber
Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber
Sat, June 26
Memphis 901 FC
8:30 PM Out Memphis University of Memphis LGBT
Bluff Sports
Pride Sports
The Benjamin L. Hook Institute for Social Change
Sat, June 26
Oakland Roots SC
8:30 PM Oakland LGBTQ Center SF Spikes
Sat, June 26
Sacramento Republic FC
11:00 PM LGBT Center
Sun, June 27
Tacoma Defiance
4:30 PM The Rainbow Center
Oasis Youth
Wed, June 30
Loudoun United FC
7:00 PM Equality Loudoun Equality Loudoun
Sun, August 1
Charlotte Independence
7:00 PM Charlotte Pride
Wed, August 4
El Paso Locomotive FC
9:00 PM Sun City Pride Emergence Health Network
Fri, August 13
Charleston Battery
7:30 PM Charlston Pride
We Are Family
Fri, September 3
Tampa Bay Rowdies
7:30 PM Metro Inclusive Health St. Pete Pride
Tampa Pride
Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Fri, September 11
Oakland Roots SC
8:30 PM
Wed, September 29
Atlanta United 2
7:30 PM

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