The Buffalo Bills are backing the establishment of a Buffalo chapter for the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL). “We are excited to join the NFL and other Clubs across the league in their support of the NGFFL,” stated Michelle Roberts, Buffalo Bills vice president of Community Impact, in a post on the team’s website. “Through our sponsorship, we are looking forward to expanding the impact of the NGFFL in our community.”

NGFFL commissioner Joel Horton expressed enthusiasm, noting, “We are thrilled to bring inclusive flag football to Buffalo with the support of the Buffalo Bills. This exciting addition joins 27 other cities and over 4,000 players, including straight allies, in the National Gay Flag Football League.”

Buffalo Bills Push LGBTQ Agenda with Gay Flag Football League Sponsorship
The Bills are slated to sponsor the National Gay Flag Football League chapter in Buffalo

The NFL has consistently promoted LGBTQ+ inclusion. Last year, the NFL stated on Instagram that it is “proud to work with the National Gay Flag Football League to promote respect and acceptance for all, and to grow the game of football at every level.” In 2021, the NFL declared its ongoing support for the LGBTQ+ community with a tweet that featured messages such as “FOOTBALL IS GAY” and “FOOTBALL IS FOR EVERYONE,” culminating in a rainbow NFL logo.

Earlier this year, before the Super Bowl, the league hosted an event with GLAAD, a pro-LGBT advocacy group. Jonathan Beane, NFL senior vice president and chief diversity & inclusion officer, said in a press release, “Our Third Annual A Night of Pride with GLAAD is yet another strong step to accelerating acceptance and demonstrating the NFL’s unwavering support of the LGBTQ community.”