Just days before Super Bowl, the NFL announced “A Night of Pride with GLAAD”.
GLAAD advocates for LGBT rights.
The NFL announced, “the NFL family will gather with its partners to highlight the NFL’s commitment towards LGBTQ past and present players, as well as plans of the NFL for LGBTQ inclusion in professional sports.” “The NFL legend Carl Nassib is part of a discussion panel on how inclusion in sports can help advance acceptance of LGBTQ individuals. Smirnoff is the sponsor of this event. Starter, Google, and other partners are also involved.
This is not the first time that NFL has hosted an event of this nature.
Jonathan Beane is the Senior Vice President of the NFL and Chief Diversity &Inclusion officer. He said, “Our third annual A Night of Pride in partnership with GLAAD represents another important step to accelerate acceptance and demonstrate NFL’s unwavering dedication to the LGBTQ Community. “We are looking forward to continuing and strengthening our efforts to ensure football is for everyone. ”
The NFL has been promoting and celebrating LGBT issues for years.
In 2021, the league released a video that declared “FOOTBALL IS GAY”, “FOOTBALL IS LESBIAN”, and “FOOTBALL IS TRANSGENDER”. It stated that “FOOTBALL IS FOR EVERYONE”.
The NFL provides financial support to a number of organizations who help the LGBTQ community. The Trevor Project, Athlete alley, National Gay Flag Football League, Covenant House, GLADD, and other organizations are involved in the work. They do this through events, social media campaigns, and PSAs. The NFL makes charitable contributions. ”
If you love this game, you are welcome here. Football is for all. Football is for everyone.
The NFL stands by the LGBTQ+ community today and every day.
— NFL (@NFL) June 28, 2021