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A little less than a year ago, I asked my friend Prairie (one of the first Soccer Allies, for the record) if she could help me come up with an idea for a Pride-esque flag I could wear to Revs games. She’s got lots of experience in designing and painting tifo for New England and for the national teams, so I thought she might have a concept in mind.
What we came up with was this:
I’ve come to call it the New England Pride Flag. It’s an amalgam of two flags; the traditional gay pride flag you see throughout June, and the old-school Flag of New England.
I like to think it stands in a subtle contrast to the pride flags you may see elsewhere in the league. It pretty obviously reflects the LGBT pride that we’ve got up here in New England, but it also stands up as a subtle “this is who we are, who the hell are you?” flag.
This is us. New England has Pride; what have you got going on?
So that’s my challenge – show us your pride, and show us a way that your pride can stand out.
He told Canada’s CTV about his coming out:
I wanted to stand up and be a leader and be a role model for the other ones who might be struggling with the same thing…[Montreal] is where I feel the most comfortable. I come from a little place in North Carolina where they don’t have this type of event and community. So for me, it makes sense to be here.
Testo served as the Pride Festival’s honorary president and English-language spokesperson this past weekend.
If there was any one day of the calendar that may be considered National Pride Day, today would be the day.
43 years ago this morning in New York City, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, an almost monthly occurrence in an age when morals codes led the force to bust into bars, line up patrons, and haul them off if they weren’t wearing the minimum number of articles of clothing deemed appropriate for their gender.
The June 28, 1969 raid was the last straw for so many. People rose up and hundreds rioted, at times violently. Christopher Street was choked with demonstrators for nights to come.
The modern-day gay rights movement had begun.
It’s Pride Week in Houston, and the Dynamo are helping celebrate with Pride in the Park at their game against Toronto FC tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Over 100 fans have already purchased tickets as part of Pride Night, so it’s sure to be an exciting event with the team providing Dynamo-emblazoned Pride beads for fans to keep and toss at this weekend’s parade.
If you have a group of four or more you can contact A.J. O’Rourke at (713) 276-7541 to get tickets in the Pride Night section. Individual seats can be purchased here using the code “LGBT12.”
I know I’ll be watching on MLS Live tonight for all the great LGBT fans in the upper deck of the Walker End!
Courtesy of our friends in the KC Cauldron, here are a few images from Sporting Kansas City’s victory over the San Jose Earthquakes that was the club’s part of celebrating the city’s Pride Week:
Kudos again to Sporting Kansas City for hosting the “Sport Your Pride” event and to the Cauldron for marking the occasion in the supporters’ section!
Sporting Kansas City has partnered with Show-Me Pride to help kick off Pride Week in Kansas City with their match against San Jose on May 27th!
We’ll continue to bring you the latest as the date approaches! We’re very proud of Sporting KC for taking this great step!