The Philadelphia 76ers took to the streets this weekend to celebrate with the LGBT community for the Philly PrideDay Parade. Members of the team’s front office handed out Sixers paraphernalia to the onlooking crowd as they marched the parade route.
“The Philadelphia 76ers organization is committed to supporting inclusion and acceptance in the communities of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey region where our fans live, work and play,” Tyneeha Rivers, Philadelphia’s 76ers Vice President of Human Resources, told Outsports in a statement. “Participating in the Philly PrideDay Parade created an opportunity for our organization and our community-minded employees, as individuals, to take meaningful, symbolic steps towards a goal of a more inclusive society.”
The Sixers haven’t isolated their LGBT outreach to Pride Month. In May, city employees spoke with Sixers staff members on the history of Philadelphia’s LGBT community and the current landscape of the community in a special staff event.
The NBA league front office will march in the New York City Pride March this weekend.