New York City Football Club Hosts LGBTQ Pride Match

An on-field Pride Month Flag Procession was held prior to the match.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

In honor of Pride Month, the New York City Football Club hosted its third annual Pride Match on Thursday, June 6 as the home team took on FC Cincinnati at Yankee Stadium. The pre-game festivities included Tonewall, the premier pop a cappella band of the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, singing The National Anthem; The Tunnel of Honor and Color Guard; corner flags and procession flags, the setting off of the NYCFC smoke stacks and a pre-game panel discussing the the power of LGBTQ inclusion in and through sport.

The NYCFC Smoke Stacks, symbols from the streets of the city that never sleeps, were adorned in the colors of Pride Month.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

New York City Football Club’s Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (l) and Alexandru Mitriță wore jerseys in recognition of Pride Month.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

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