NHL organization under fire for giving away free tickets to LGTBQ+

Published January 9, 2024 at 10:43 PM
The Philadelphia Flyers have stirred controversy with their announcement of the annual Pride Night celebrations during tomorrow's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

The team's plan to distribute numerous free tickets and host a post-game meet and greet for guests from LGBTQ+ groups, spearheaded by 'You Can Play' representative Scott Laughton, has sparked debate.

Details about the event were shared, emphasizing the Flyers' support for the LGBTQ+ community.

The Wells Fargo Center will feature special rainbow-themed decorations and LEDs. Fans attending can also enjoy a Love is Love cocktail and purchase Flyers Pride merchandise.

For the game's start, the Flyers will welcome Speed Finney, a player from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey team, and his mom, Dr. Stacey Trooskin. The ceremonial puck drop will involve members of South Hunterdon Regional High School's Gender Sexuality Alliance.

Scott Laughton, a 'You Can Play' ambassador, is continuing his Pride initiative by inviting guests from the past three seasons. The team is giving complimentary tickets to LGBTQ+ organizations through its Community Ticket Grant program.

However, despite the positive intentions, some fans have taken to social media to express discontent, turning the initiative into a controversial topic. The Flyers, nevertheless, remain committed to making hockey inclusive for everyone.
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NHL organization under fire for giving away free tickets to LGTBQ+

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