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NHL Team Faces Criticism for Offering Free Tickets for LGBTQ+ Event

Published January 10, 2024 at 7:56

The Philadelphia Flyers have sparked discussion with the announcement of their upcoming Pride Night celebrations during the game against the Montreal Canadiens.

The team's plan to distribute free tickets and organize a post-game meet-and-greet for guests from LGBTQ+ groups, led by 'You Can Play' representative Scott Laughton, has ignited conversations.

Details about the event highlighted the Flyers' support for the LGBTQ+ community.

The Wells Fargo Center will be adorned with special rainbow-themed decorations and LEDs. Fans attending can enjoy a Love is Love cocktail and purchase Flyers Pride merchandise.

For the game's start, the Flyers will welcome Speed Finney, a player from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey team, and his mom, Dr. Stacey Trooskin. The ceremonial puck drop will involve members of South Hunterdon Regional High School's Gender Sexuality Alliance.

Scott Laughton, a 'You Can Play' ambassador, is continuing his Pride initiative by inviting guests from the past three seasons. The team is providing complimentary tickets to LGBTQ+ organizations through its Community Ticket Grant program.

Despite some discontent expressed on social media, turning the initiative into a controversial topic, the Flyers remain committed to making hockey inclusive for everyone.

Source: Hawksinsider
January 10   |   234 answers
NHL Team Faces Criticism for Offering Free Tickets for LGBTQ+ Event

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