Pride Night in NFL Shines Light on LGBTQ+ Community despite Lack of Openly Gay Players

The league’s Pride Night during Super Bowl week is a bad move given the lack of support for gay players. The event is full of hypocrisy and a lack of self-awareness. While the league has pledged its commitment to LGBTQ inclusion, it has failed to create a safe space for gay players. Former players, such as Michael Sam, have faced discrimination and barriers to success in the NFL. The league’s attempts to demonstrate support for the LGBTQ community ring hollow in the face of its history of discrimination. The Pride Night event seems like another hollow gesture by a league that has a troubling history of addressing social issues. Until the NFL can truly create an inclusive environment for all players, Pride Night is nothing more than an empty gesture.