A Home Run For Pride


Learn about the fabulous Pride Nights being hosted by local Twin Cities pro sports leagues.

Pride Season is here, and while all facets of the community are getting ready to celebrate, three Minnesota sports leagues are showing their support for the GLBT faithful with special Pride Nights this summer.

Photo courtesy of Minnesota United FC


June 2, 2019 (Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union)

Unleash your inner soccer hooligan when Minnesota’s premier football club takes on Philadelphia at Allianz Field in St. Paul on June 2 for Pride Night!

The Loons will host their eighth match at Allianz, and will celebrate Pride with players wearing rainbow numbers on their uniforms, the parading of the rainbow flag on the field, the National Anthem being performed by a local GLBT musician, and much more!

Last year the Loons made history when one of its players, Collin Martin, publicly came out of the closet and being the only out male professional athlete in any of the big five major sports leagues in the United States.

For more information, visit www.mnufc.com.

Image courtesy of the Minnesota Lynx


June 14, 2019 (Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun)

The amazing ladies of the Minnesota Lynx are set to take on the Connecticut Sun for the WNBA team’s June 14 Pride Night at the Target Center, but that won’t be the only excitement taking place! The celebration will begin with a special pregame Pride Conversation with various local GLBT community leaders, hosted by Lynx VP of Business Operations Carley Knox at the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis.

During the game itself, spectators will be treated to a special Pride Celebration highlight reel, demonstrating what Pride means to the players and coaches; an Inspiring Woman Presentation (recipient TBA); and recognition of the speakers at the pregame Pride Conversation.

A postgame celebration will follow at The Exchange or Alibi (to be confirmed closer to the event date), featuring GLBT DJs, a silent auction, and more. Lavender is thrilled to serve as an associate partner for this event.

For more information, visit www.wnba.com/game/20190614/CONMIN.

Image courtesy of the Minnesota Twins


July 23, 2019 (Twins vs. New York Yankees)

In July, Twins Territory becomes Pride Territory! To celebrate, a special theme night ticket package will be offered that includes a game ticket (offered in multiple seating levels), as well as an exclusive Twins Pride cap.

Pregame activities for the Twins’ Pride Night at Target Field will include special performances, the first pitch, and a check presentation to Quorum. The Minnesota Freedom Jazz Band will be providing music during the game.

Lavender is also proud to serve as the Twins’ media partner for this special event. Year-round, the Minnesota Twins regularly works with GLBT organizations such as Gay for Good, Quorum, and various local GLBT softball leagues.

For more information or to order a ticket package, visit www.mlb.com/twins/tickets/specials/pride-night.

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