WNBA to participate in NYC Pride for fourth consecutive year

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On Monday, the WNBA announced that it will march in New York City’s Pride parade for the fourth consecutive year, in addition to other initiatives it will participate in throughout the month of June to celebrate Pride Month.


Uniting people through sport is a deeply-rooted tradition in our league.

–WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth (per press release)


We are honored to have events and initiatives designed to support LGBTQ+ equality, and encourage players, fans and employees to share their voices year-round.

–WNBA COO Christy Hedgpeth (per press release)

To culminate Pride Month on June 30, the WNBA – along with its partner leagues the NBA, G-League, and NBA 2K League will be part of NYC Pride.

Its primary television partner – ABC/ESPN will broadcast four nationally-televised games, beginning on June 8 in Minnesota when the Lynx host the Los Angeles Sparks at Target Center.

ABC will air the Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun contest at Mohegan Sun Arena on June 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Also, ESPN on June 23 will air the Atlanta Dream’s home game with the Washington Mystics at 1 p.m. ET in what will be a rematch of one of last year’s semifinals. The Mystics will also be featured on ESPN on June 29 when they host the Sun at the Entertainment and Sports Arena at 2 p.m. ET.

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