The Washington Mystics believe in full inclusion, dignity, and equality for all LGBTQ+ people. We’re proud to use the platform of sport to take a stand, and encourage our players, fans, and employees to also add their voices as we work towards full equality for everyone. We support all who choose to use the power of their voice for positive change in our communities both locally and nationally.
As we’ve seen through the many social justice protests of the past year, your voice does matter and can make a difference. We encourage everyone to continue to stand up for the rights of our LGBTQ+ communities – and join in amplifying the voices of the marginalized so we’re all seen, heard, and valued.
Please enjoy this look back from 2019 when Mystics players visited the “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” exhibit at the Newseum and check back here all Pride month long for a look at how we’re celebrating.
2021 Pride Game presented by Capital One
Close out Pride month with the Mystics at our annual Pride Night game presented by Capital One. Enjoy a great night of Mystics basketball as the team takes on the Connecticut Sun at Entertainment & Sports Arena, Tues. June 29 at 7 p.m. Pride messaging and creative will take over the arena LED boards, along with Pride themed in-game promotions and activations. The Mystics will also wear their Nike Rebel Edition uniforms. Read more about the “RISE” story and how it seeks to echo the historic moments for gender, racial, and LGBTQ+ equality voiced throughout our nation’s capital.
Natasha Cloud Bobblehead Ticket Package
Get a limited edition Natasha Cloud bobblehead when you buy a Pride ticket package today! Tickets purchased through the link below will include a bobblehead to be picked up during the Pride game on June 29.
Washington, D.C. has always been a center for transformational movements that have sought to better our society. The story of the Mystics Nike Rebel Edition uniform seeks to recall those transformative movements in its storytelling and celebrate our city’s legacy of being the District of Change. The Mystics will debut their Nike Rebel Edition uniforms on the court Sat. June 5. The uniforms will be worn a total of four times at home, corresponding with historical dates and games with a social justice theme:
- SAT. JUNE 5 Wear Orange, Gun Violence Awareness
- SAT. JUNE 19 Juneteenth
- TUE. JUNE 29 Pride Night, presented by Capital One
- SAT. AUGUST 28 58th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
DC Public Library Pride Month Reads
This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month the library will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. June’s theme is Pride. In honor of Pride month, they have selected some amazing autobiographies and biographies that explore the lives and careers of LGBTQIA+ athletes. Check out the library’s DC Pride page to find more great reads for all ages.
Click here to see the list that the library has curated for June and stay up to date all season as new lists are added each month!
Team DC Panel Discussion
To kick off Pride month with Team DC, Mystics players Leilani Mitchell and Shavonte Zellous & Assistant GM Maria Giovannetti sat down with Philip Van Slooten from the Washington Blade to talk about social justice issues facing our country.