The Los Angeles Lakers will be hosting their second annual pride night against the Golden State Warriors on October 16.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 24, 2019
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.