There’s much to be proud of in Philly this week as the Flyers pulled off a 2-3 win at home over the Capitals Wednesday on the team’s Pride Night, the third “Hockey Is For Everyone”-themed night on the NHL’s 2020 calendar so far.
Philadelphia’s infamous mascot (and arguably gay icon) Gritty re-emerged from relative social media silence with a rainbow flag to announce “Love. Is. Love” for Gritty’s first tweet of 2020, and that’s the kind of energy we endorse bringing in to the new decade.
Love. Is. Love. pic.twitter.com/pNTVYFfYBW— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) January 9, 2020
The Flyer’s Pride-themed night is co-hosted with You Can Play, the campaign dedicated to the eradication of homophobia in sports. As has become tradition, the night also included pre-game warmups with Pride Tape and ticket packages that offered limited edition pride shirts, a pre-game Pride party and much more. All proceeds from the event benefited local You Can Play LGBTQ-focused programming.
Fans also reported that the night included intermission interviews with Philadelphia Pride organizer Franny Price, as well as spotlighting local programs that support LGBTQ homeless youth.
Pride Night at the Flyers game tonight! #HockeyIsForEveryone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NfvtbYuh5u— Kate Frese (@KateFresePhoto) January 9, 2020
Outsports is coming to Philadelphia in just a few months. Save the dates of June 11-14th and follow Outsports on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for more information leading up to our Outsports Pride 2020 event!