On the same day that the Supreme Court ruled it is illegal to discriminate against LGBTQ workers, the Washington Capitals updated their avatars across social media with a subtle, yet bold update to celebrate Pride Month.
On the t of their wordmark which is shaped like a hockey stick, the Capitals added Pride Tape to the blade.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 15, 2020
Honestly, I think they should make this update permanent!
Several Twitter followers asked the Capitals to turn the design into a shirt.
can you make this a shirt 👀
— Claudia 🌈✨ (@ahlettuce) June 15, 2020
The Capitals are also participating in a Pride Month auction where signed player-used sticks from Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Lars Eller, Michal Kempny, Nick Jensen, Nicklas Backstrom, Radko Gudas, TJ Oshie, and Jonas Siegenthaler would be up for bidding as well as other Pride items from the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced that on Tuesday, June 16, the external video boards at Capital One Arena will be taken over with a “LOVE WINS” banner and graphics featuring the Capitals, Wizards and Mystics.
The logo change and Pride auction follow Brandi Holtby’s tweet over the weekend where she lamented the cancelation of the DC Pride Parade, which she and husband Braden routinely participate in. Instead, Brandi showed off a children’s book she was reading her kids, The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag. She added the hashtags “#HappyPrideMonth #TransLivesMatter.”
🏳️🌈 Today we had planned to dance the streets of DC with our kids, covered in rainbows & sweat. Instead, we will celebrate with a bedtime story. Sending love & strength to everyone who needs it today. #HappyPrideMonth #TransLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/kYwzR8a31O
— Brandi Holtby (@bbholtby) June 14, 2020
Headline photo courtesy of the @Capitals
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