• Detroit Lions to Host First LGBT Pride Game Night

    The Detroit Lions love to make history. Their horrific 0-16 2008 season set a new National Football League record and they became the worst football team in NFL history. But that wasn’t enough. Oh no! The Lions are setting their sights on something much higher and more historic: Gay Pride.

    When the Detroit Lions host their LGBT pride night game this October against the Minnesota Vikings, they will be the first NFL team to pull off a Pride event of its kind.

    James Felton Keith, CEO of the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, helped organize this event and many others with Major League Baseball, the NBA, and National Hockey League teams the Detroit Free Press reports.

    “It means a lot, in particular the support and rapid response from the Lions,” Keith told the 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.”

    About 1,500 seats have already been reserved in the upper deck for the Pride fans.

    (Upper deck seats? Really? Sounds like second class citizen treatment to me).

    The night’s event will also be acknowledged during the game.

    So there you have it.

    I’m an Eagles fan. I just want to see the best football game that money, or cable, can buy. I couldn’t care less about who the fans are married to or sleeping with or who they are attracted to. I don’t care who the players on the team are screwing. Just play the game, win or lose, and go home.

    My position is, and has always been, one of not really giving a damn about celebrating a stranger’s sexual proclivities. Is it not the height of creepiness to be concerned with who someone else is having sex with?

    Thanks to the Supremes, anyone can marry anyone. So let’s cut all the self-celebration and back padding and get on with the game.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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