Los Angeles Lakers to host second annual Pride Night

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 4: Jason Collins Talks to the media prior to the pre-season game between the the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers on October 4, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers will be hosting their second annual pride night against the Golden State Warriors on October 16.

The Trevor Project and the LGBT Center of Los Angeles will be in attendance while the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will start off the game with the national anthem.

Jason Collins received the Laces of Unity award during the first annual Lakers Pride Night in 2018. Collins is the first gay active male athlete within the major North American professional team sports.  The award will be given to Robbie Rogers formerly of the Los Angeles Galaxy this year. Rogers became the first openly gay male to participate in Major League Soccer in 2013.

The team has encouraged fans to support the cause with the hashtag: #LakersPrideNight.

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