Pride week in Indianapolis is not only consistently growing, but also making greater connections in the local community. Indy Pride, Inc. happily announces a new community partnership with the Indiana Fever and an addition to its Circle City IN Pride week of events. Indy Pride and Indiana Equality Action will be part of the Fever’s Diversity Night on Wednesday, June 11, when the Fever hosts the Seattle Storm.

Organized in cooperation between Indy Pride, Inc. and Indiana Equality Action (IE Action), the Fever’s Diversity Night is a first for Indy Pride, Inc. “Our partnership with IE Action comes on the heels of the successful unifying campaign against HJR 3,” says Festival co-Chair Chris Morehead, “and we could not be more pleased to present this new Circle City IN Pride event for 2014.”

As part of the group night on June 11, Indy Pride will conduct a post game courtside chat with the Fever’s 2013 draft pick Layshia Clarendon and head coach Lin Dunn.

“I love Indy Pride week!” says Fever head coach Lin Dunn. “It’s important to give back to the community. Layshia and I feel very strongly about equality and acceptance. It is a platform for which we have great passion.”

“I am so happy to have a part in developing our partnership with Indy Pride and Indiana Equality Action,” says Clarendon, who manages to be at the same time charismatic and humble. “It will be a great experience for all of us to join together in community for a common goal — equality and acceptance.”

The Fever’s “Diversity Night with Indy Pride and IE Action” takes place on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S Pennsylvania Street. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m. By purchasing tickets at, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Indy Pride.

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