Columbus Gay Men's Chorus at Pride Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets

Enjoy the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus as they perform the National Anthem at Pride Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Jackets won, 6-1, so they must have brought good luck!

Posted by PRIZM on Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted a Pride Night for LGBTQ fans on Saturday, Feb. 10 as part of the National Hockey League’s effort to welcome diverse groups into the sport.

Hockey Is for Everyone Night also included recognition of women’s and youth teams and sled hockey for those with physical disabilities.

The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus joined the Blue Jackets’ Leo Welsh to sing the National Anthem, and You Can Play board member David Palumbo was interviewed on the Nationwide Arena video board about the national group that works to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports.

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Central Ohio’s Kaleidoscope Youth Center also was recognized.

(Top photo is courtesy of Don Zender from Fox Sports Ohio broadcast)


Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.