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Straight Women Escorting Kids to LA Clippers Game Didn’t Mind Having Gays In The Seats

Though NBC Los Angeles claims Wednesday’s “Equality Night” at the Los Angeles Clippers v. Chicago Bulls game was “the first of its kind in NBA history,” it wasn’t. In 2004, the Philladelphia 76ers hosted what’s believed to be the NBA’s first gay fan night; in 2007 the Toronto Raptors had Rainbow Hoops Night, and in March of last year the Golden State Warriors put together Gay and Lesbian Night. So by our count, this week’s Clippers game was at least the league’s fourth time a team has actively endorsed attendance by the LGBT crowd. And while the Bulls ended up beating the home team 106-88, at least the event — organized by — offered the chance for NOH8’s photographers to snap a few more folks. It’s just too bad a portion of your ticket price went to the generally useless Equality California, eh?

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  • TommyOC

    I love the woman intereviewed at the end! Fantastic!

    Note to Outsports: Baseball and Basketball has been done in the city now… Organize a Ducks or Galaxy LGBT night! Both sports have a globa reputation for homophobia (though much, much less in Canada and the States) and it would set a good global example to have a top-tier team (particularly the Galaxy – the globally-recognized face of MLS) host one of these events.

    MLS season starts in March!

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