On behalf of Calhoun Athletics and the Pride Game Planning Committee, and in partnership with DAB, we're excited to invite you to Calhoun's first-ever Pride Game community event on Wednesday, April 27!
Our goal is to have a fun, spirited and educational event to shed light on the importance of the LGBTQIA+ community here at Calhoun and beyond. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core to our school's mission—this event is one opportunity for students and community members to honor that mission in an actionable way.
Right now, on a national level, LGBTQIA+ people are being targeted by sports organizations and government legislation. Enacted and proposed bills in over 30 states attempt to limit the rights of trans and LGBTQIA+ young people and erase us from public life. In the midst of these attacks, it's critical that we reaffirm our commitment to centering our LGBTQIA+ community and supporting every student-athlete's right to self-identify and compete as their whole self.
We want this event to be more than a rainbow printed on a t-shirt. As one piece of our school’s Pride programming, the Pride Game aims to create a safe space for every student to share in the joy of celebrating one another.
Join us on Wednesday, April 27! Event details below:
Guest Speaker | Angel Flores
Angel Flores will speak to MS & US students at an in-school assembly.
Angel Joy Flores, she/her, is a transfemme strength athlete, advocate, and creator focused on changing the narrative of gender in both sport and the fitness industry. By challenging transphobia and sexism in these spaces, she aims to not only empower her own community, but also the wider community of women and youth around the world. At the intersection of Netflix fame, athlete notoriety, and influencer infamy, she looks to be a bridge between on-the-ground activism and large branded voices.
Fundraising Event | 81st Lobby & 8M @ 3:15pm
Join us for a festive pre-game fundraising event!
T-shirts, stickers and baked goods will be sold on 8M after school. All profits raised will be donated to The Ali Forney Center.
The Ali Forney Center, based in New York City, is the largest LGBTQ community center helping and empowering LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States. AFC serves approximately 2,000 youth clients each year, primarily between sixteen and twenty-four years old.
Pride Game Double Header | 81st Street Gym
Boys/Non-Binary Students Varsity Volleyball vs. Horace Mann | 4pm
Boys/Non-Binary Students JV Volleyball vs. Horace Mann | 5:30pm
Fully vaccinated spectators are welcome to attend. Masks are required in the gym.
Can’t make the game? Support the Cougars from afar on the livestream!