Mazel Tov: Chivas USA Hosts First MLS Equality Night

16 Jun

For you lucky peeps in LA, here’s a chance to get out and support a great cause.  A portion of the proceeds goes to the LA Gay & Lesbian Center.  Read on for more deets… (Special thanks for watishista! notoriousjk for bringing this to our attention)

Reblogged from Outsports.com

Los Angeles’ Chivas USA to host Major League Soccer’s first ‘Equality Night’ for gay fans
Jun 16th, 2011
by Cyd Zeigler Jr.

Los Angeles-based Chivas USA is holding Major League Soccer’s first-ever ‘Equality Night’ on Saturday, July 23. It is shaping up to be a really special night. They are hosting the Houston Dynamo that night; Dynamo star Mike Chabala has been an outspoken advocate against homophobia and participated in the NOH8 campaign. The Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus will sing the national anthem that night. There will be a special private reception for Equality Night attendees. And the NOH8 campaign will be at the pre-game shooting NOH8 photos of attendees! Tickets to the game are $20, and aportion of the ticket sales will benefit the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.

Plus, Chivas star goalie Dan Kennedy has recorded a welcome video for all LGBT fans attending the evening (video after the jump). Outsports is a proud sponsor of the event, along with MKH2O, Major League Soccer, NOH8 and the LA Gay & Lesbian Center.

The team is going out of its way to make this a fantastic evening and to embrace its gay fans. So buy a ticket here and come on out to the event! All Equality Night seats are in the same section right on the sideline (section 130). It is the same night as the Columbus Crew’s Pride Cup – it’s the gayest night in MLS history! The Colorado Rapids have previously held a gay-themed night (h/t to David Klotz!).

3 Responses to “Mazel Tov: Chivas USA Hosts First MLS Equality Night”

  1. notoriousjk June 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    fantastic!!!! And hell to the yes for the Rapids as well!

    I wish European clubs could get on board w/this, but they are still battling racism *sigh*

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

      They’re about 100 years behind on this shit, aren’t they. Big ups to the Columbus Crew for the Pride Cup as well.

  2. Maddi June 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    This is great!!!!! More teams should definately be following their example.
    This makes me so happy 🙂

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