Detroit Lions to Host LGBT Pride Night Event in 2015
The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which has hosted events with the city's other three professional sports teams in the past, will bee hosting an LGBT pride night with the Detroit Lions, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Organizers believe that this is the first event of its kind to be held in conjunction with an NFL team, and it will take place on October 25 when the Lions play the Minnesota Vikings.
"It means a lot, in particular the support and rapid response from (the organization)," James Felton Keith, the CEO of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, told the Detroit Free Press. "It means the world, actually. I think, as the Chamber of Commerce we're usually the boring LGBT group. We're the suits in the back of the room just trying to make sure that things are moving along. But these large sporting events play into our inDetroit campaign (and) our inclusive Detroit campaign, which primarily affects the large corporations in the area. But these sports franchises are some of the largest corporations in the area and they affect the overall social sentiment."
The Lions have yet to comment, but are said to be helping out by finding sponsors for the event and a tailgate party prior to the game.