FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will celebrate leaders of the local LGBTQIA community when the club hosts its annual Pride Night on Wednesday, June 15, when the Revolution host Orlando City SC for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. As part of the club’s commitment to combatting discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Revolution will show solidarity with the LGBTQIA community throughout the stadium while recognizing local organizations and individuals leading the ongoing pursuit of equal rights.
The Revolution have partnered with the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) to support their Host Homes program with the next installment of the Revolution Drive Series Presented by the Dan O’Brien Automotive Group. At all entrance gates on June 15, the Revolution will collect household goods such as towels and sheets for Host Homes, an innovative, holistic program designed to address LGBTQ+ youth homelessness in Massachusetts for youth 18-24 years old.
BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQIA youth community. The organization believes in creating a safe space for all while valuing respect, diversity, social justice, and youth leadership. A representative of BAGLY’s Youth Leadership Council will be honored as the Revolution’s Hero of the Match during Wednesday’s game.
Prior to the match, the national anthem will be performed by Joseph Porter of The Theater Offensive. Their mission is to present liberating art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color that transcends artistic boundaries, celebrates cultural abundance, and dismantles oppression. TTO was the most recent recipient of a $20,000 donation by the Revolution Players Collaborative Fund, which has donated over $100,000 to date to grassroots organizations working to promote social and racial equity and combat systemic injustice.
The Boston Strikers Soccer Club will also be in attendance and on the concourse hosting activations for fans to enjoy. The Strikers are a non-profit organization established in 1987 to give LGBTQ+ soccer players the opportunity to connect around soccer. To this day, the club strives to offer players a space to make friendships through a sport that we all love.
With the Pride Flag flying proudly over Gillette Stadium and displayed on the field, which will be held by members of Gillette's LGBTQIA community GABLE, Revolution players, coaches, and staff will also show their support on the pitch. The team will wear adidas Loves Unites training tops during warm-ups, and many Revolution players will arrive to the stadium in Essential Pride t-shirts. The shirts were purchased by the New England Revolution Foundation from 195essential, a Boston-based, Black-owned apparel company. Click here to shop 195essential’s complete Essential Pride collection.
Fans can join the Revolution and show their support by visiting the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop or MLSstore.com, where adidas Love Unites training tops and scarves are on sale.
New England Revolution 2022 Pride Night (June 15 vs. Orlando City SC)
- BAGLY will be collecting goods such as towels and sheets at the entrance gate in support of their Host Homes program. Host Homes is an innovative, holistic program to address LGBTQ+ youth homelessness in Massachusetts for LGBTQ+ youth 18-24 years old
- A representative of BAGLY’s Youth Leadership Council will be honored as the Revs’ Hero of the Match.
- The Pride Flag will fly above Gillette Stadium and be represented throughout the stadium. Members of Gillette's GABLE group will display a large Pride Flag on the stadium field prior to the match.
- Members of BAGLY and Boston Strikers will be hosting activations on the concourse for fans.
- Players will don adidas Love Unites training tops for warm-ups, while several players will arrive to the game in Essential Pride t-shirts designed by Black-owned apparel company 195essential.
The 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on June 15 will be televised locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), and CoziTV (Western Mass.), and on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.