STAND FOR LGBTQ+ EQUALITY
At Sounders FC, we strive to make Washington the most inclusive, safe state to play youth soccer in the country and focus on serving gender-diverse youth. We work with experts to craft, amplify and share gender-inclusive policies with youth teams, coaches, and leagues.
CELEBRATE WITH PRIDE
This June, we celebrated Pride Month! On Friday, June 24, we raised the Progress Pride Flag will be raised at Lumen Field, in honor of Pride Month! Stefan Cleveland and Kelyn Rowe joined three OL Reign players, Billie Avery, Co-chair of Starbucks Pride Network and Nor Luloff, a gender diverse soccer player from Washington Middle School for the honor. The flag flew high above Lumen Field during our Pride Match, and continued flying through OL Reign’s Pride Match on July 1.
After a two-year hiatus, the Seattle Pride Parade made a triumphant return! We were proud to show our Seattle Sports Pride at the parade on June 26, marching alongside OL Reign and our pro sports community, as well as WIAA athletes, coaches and those who have been positively impacted by the Gender Diverse Youth Sports Inclusivity Toolkit.
SPEND WITH PRIDE
To celebrate Pride Month, we teamed up with Intentionalist and the entire Seattle pro sports community to promote and encourage the community to visit and buy from local LGBTQ-owned small businesses. During June, fans uploaded their receipts from LGBTQ+-owned small businesses for the chance to win Sounders tickets and other fun prizes.
Throughout June, $24,431 was spent at LGBTQ+-owned small businesses, surpassing the $20,000 goal!