Esera Tuaolo will host his third annual Inclusion Party around the Super Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale. The event is being supported by the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers Foundation and Outsports, among others. You can purchase tickets here.
The party, organized by the non-profit Hate Is Wrong, is designed as a welcoming space for LGBTQ people, as well as anyone else who’s looking to celebrate inclusion in and around the annual unofficial holiday.
“The party will support the idea that inclusion comes from changing the whole NFL environment, not just relying on gay or bisexual players to do all the work,” Hate Is Wrong says on its event page. “The party will bring together people of all identities—coaches, players, team owners, fans, and the like of all sexualities and genders—to publicly show support for inclusion.”
Past attendees have included former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, former wide receiver Nate Burleson, former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, and Minnesota Vikings legends Robert Smith and Carl Eller.
Performers at this year’s event include DJs Lady Bunny, Tracy Young and Alex Ramos.
Tuaolo played in the NFL for five teams over the course of nine seasons after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He played in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami for the Atlanta Falcons, who lost the game to the Denver Broncos. He also competed on NBC’s The Voice and has sung the National Anthem at many sporting events.