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Boston Celtics Hold First-Ever ‘LGBTQA Pride Night’

January 10, 2019

The Boston Celtics celebrated the team’s first-ever “LGBTQA Pride Night” on Wednesday, January 9.

“LGBTQA” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual.”

The term does not include “I,” which is occasionally added for “intersex,” or the plus sign (“+”), which is occasionally added to mean “and allies.” 

The Boston Red Sox have held six editions of what the team calls “Pride Night.”

(The New York Yankees are now the only Major League Baseball team never to have held or scheduled a so-called Pride Night, according to CBS News New York.)

The Boston Bruins host a “Hockey Is For Everyone Night” that supports an organization called You Can Play, which encourages athletes attracted to members of the same sex to “be honest and open about who they are.”

The New England Patriots have sponsored an event called the Gay Bowl, which according to is “an annual national championship tournament for LGBT flag football teams.”

The New England Revolution held its first Pride Night on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

On Wednesday night, the Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers, 135-108.



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