Ten NFL teams have chosen not to participate in LGBTQ Pride Month messaging for June.

Out of the 32 NFL teams, 22 acknowledged Pride Month on social media, reaching a collective audience of 42 million. Fox News reported:

The Washington Commanders emphasized that Pride Month is about love.

The Commanders, Buffalo Bills, and Philadelphia Eagles altered their logos to feature Pride colors. The Vikings not only tweeted their support and changed their logo but also updated their banner on X, showing significant enthusiasm for Pride Month.

Although the main NFL account didn’t post a direct Pride Month message, it did share messages from the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars. The ten teams that have not issued a Pride Month message are:

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Cleveland Browns
  3. Cincinnati Bengals
  4. Tennessee Titans
  5. Kansas City Chiefs
  6. Denver Broncos
  7. Dallas Cowboys
  8. Green Bay Packers
  9. New Orleans Saints
  10. Atlanta Falcons

Last year, the National Hockey League (NHL) decided that its teams would no longer wear LGBTQ-themed jerseys during pregame warmups for Pride nights. This decision followed controversy when Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov refused to participate in his team’s Pride Night due to his orthodox Christian beliefs, leading to accusations of bigotry. However, the Flyers retained him in the lineup, and they won against the Anaheim Ducks.

“I respect everybody, and I respect everybody’s choices,” Provorov stated. “My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.”

Similarly, San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer opted out of wearing a pride-themed warmup jersey, citing his Christian faith.