UMass announces October 8 football game with Liberty will be celebrated as #PrideDay

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UMass isn’t good at football, but apparently good at trolling, as evidenced by the announcement that the Minutemen’s home game with Liberty on Oct. 8 will be celebrated as #PrideDay.

This is troll level: expertdoing #PrideDay with one of the most anti-LGBTQ+ schools in the country in the stadium.

According to “The Liberty Way”, the student honor code:

“Sex outside of a biblically ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman is not permitted at Liberty University.”

“Although mental thoughts, temptations and states of mind are not regulated by The Liberty Way, statements and behaviors associated with the LGBT lifestyle are prohibited. For example, romantic displays of affection with a member of the same sex (e.g. holding hands, kissing, dating, etc.) and actions confirming denial of biological sex at birth (e.g. asking to be referred to by pronouns incompatible with birth sex, use of restrooms and locker rooms reserved for persons other than birth sex, etc.) are prohibited.

UMass announced #PrideDay in a 37-second social media video featuring techno music and a uniformed player standing in a rainbow-lit room.

The football game will be the second this semester involving a Liberty team that the host has used to celebrate a Pride event.

Northwestern hosted Liberty at Field Hockey on September 9 and announced it as the program’s Pride Game.

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