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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:46 PM

Houston Rockets LGBTQ Pride Night Is April 14

It’s been a long time coming, but Pride Night at the Houston Rockets is finally here. The team’s first LGBTQ celebration will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, at the Toyota Center, and it’s going to look a lot different than the event that had been envisioned for the 2020 season.

Last April, the Rockets were planning to host Pride Night with a pre-game party, entertainment, and a conversation with Rick Welts, who is the out CEO of the Golden State Warriors. It would have marked the Rockets as one of the few NBA teams to host an LGBTQ-themed event. The Warriors hosted the first such event in 2018.

The Rockets and the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce had been planning the 2020 event for about a year, and were excited to bring an inclusive experience to the city and its sports fans. Then COVID-19 hit Houston with a vengeance, and the Rockets’ games—like almost all sports and performing-arts events—had to be canceled.

“We were incredibly disappointed,” recalls the Chamber’s president, Tammi Wallace. “It was just incredibly sad to have to cancel.”

Read more: http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2021/04/houston-rockets-lgbtq-pride-night-is-april-14/

I apologize for the late notice, but hopefully someone will be able to attend.

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