NHL Team Faces Backlash Over Another Pride Controversy

Published June 12, 2023 at 3:28 PM
BY WADE MESSIER
     
If you thought you'd heard the last of the NHL's Pride Night controversies this year, you were wrong. An NHL team has reignited the contentious debate over the NHL's involvement in Pride with their recent actions this past weekend.

Red Wings Stirring Controversy



The Motor City Pride Festival took place in Detroit this past weekend, and the massive event was a major success. It gives members of the LGBTQ+ community a place to interact with one another and be themselves.

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While the event was largely successful, the Detroit Red Wings, who usually attend the event, were noticeably absent. Other major sports teams like the Pistons of the NBA and the Lions of the NFL were in attendance, so the Red Wings' absence seems rather odd.

Fans Dissapointed in Wings No-Show



It didn't take long for fans to start voicing their frustration with the team for not showing up to the event.


While the team isn't obligated to attend the event or mention Pride in any capacity, it is something that they have historically been quite vocal about. The sudden change in direction puzzled LGBTQ fans of the team but was met with applause by other fans who oppose Pride Nights and Pride Month.

Regardless of the reasoning for the Red Wings' no-show this weekend, it's clear that this is still a heavy issue to debate about.

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NHL Team Faces Backlash Over Another Pride Controversy

Should the Red Wings apologize for not going to Motor City Pride?

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