Created in collaboration with the Trail Blazers business resource group, Blazers Pride

PORTLAND, Ore. (December 13, 2023) – The Portland Trail Blazers invite all of Rip City to celebrate the LGBTQ2SIA+ community at Pride Night on December 16 as the Trail Blazers face off against the Dallas Mavericks. The night will showcase local LGBTQ2SIA+ musicians and dancers and feature the community partner of the night, Cascade Aids Project. 

Before entering Moda Center, fans can stop by Dr. Jacks for vibes with DJ ALoSo and try the drink of the night, a Rainbow Rhapsody. As fans enter the arena, they will be greeted with music from DJ Gila Spectrum, a dedicated Two-Spirit advocate, DJ and Drag performer playing the latest in music on the concourse. On the club level, fans can hear the musical stylings of queer singer-songwriter, Jojo Gold, performing her combination of folk, pop-punk, and rock music on the club level.

The concourse will feature illustrated posters of LGBTQ2SIA+ icons who contributed greatly to the advancement of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community and LGBTQ2SIA+ rights. These legendary figures were selected in collaboration with the Trail Blazers business resource group, Blazers Pride. To remember the exciting night, fans can stop by the 360-photo booth at A18 and capture Pride Night interactive photos and videos.

Tipping off the celebration, local twin sister duo Jenni and Amanda Price combine their voices as Acoustic Minds and harmonize the national anthem utilizing nostalgic synths and future bass. The beat keeps going as halftime brings fans an exhilarating performance from the local queer collective, The Kiki House of Ada. As former contestants on HBO Max’s hit show Legendary, The Kiki House of Ada highlights the ballroom scene on the court alongside Blazer Dancers for a show-stopping performance. 

At the game, fans will have the opportunity to make meaningful donations to the community partner of the night, Cascade Aids Project, through the 5050 Raffle. Cascade Aids Project is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education, and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Fans can also support Cascade Aids Project by purchasing Pride-themed socks at Rip City Clothing Co., exclusively designed in collaboration with local queer-owned business Sock Dreams, with 25% of the net sales supporting their work in the community.

To learn more about supporting local LGBTQ2SIA+ nonprofits and businesses, fans can visit nba.com/blazers/pride.