FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, (August 25, 2022) — West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Sepi Shyne will present the City of West Hollywood Proclamation officially declaring August 28, 2022 as Diversity in Sport Day at 5:00 p.m. at HiTops Bar in West Hollywood, California.
“Commemorating a day that celebrates diversity in sport allows us to create a multiverse of individuals, organizations and events who promote diversity, inclusion and equity” said Shamey Cramer, Founder. “To have this proclamation presented by Councilmember Shyne, the first and only out LGBTIQ+ member of the Iranian community elected to public office anywhere in the world, represents everything Diversity in Sport Day stands for.”
The proclamation caps a day of celebrations for the first-ever Diversity in Sport Day. HiTops and the West Hollywood Soccer Club are also hosting a 1982-style tea dance, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Gay Games I Opening Day and honor local LGBT sports organizations.
Support for the inaugural Diversity in Sport Day has poured in from voices around the country. The passion project of a few resonates with many who believe in the importance of inclusion. Women in Soccer, a community of women and allies united by the inclusive spirit of soccer, is one organization that went above and beyond to support DIS Day. Additionally, women journalists, and journalists of color, contributed to this cause, sharing the global message of representation.
“As a Black woman sports journalist, I know the importance of representation as well as the need for diverse perspectives,” said DIS Day co-chair, Tracey Savell Reavis. “This is a day to celebrate dreamers, and to recognize inclusion for all in sport–on and off the playing field.”
The inaugural Diversity in Sport Day also features an Instagram campaign to spread the initiatives’ message to CELEBRATE trailblazers, triumphs and milestones; MOTIVATE others to set new standards of inclusion; and ADVOCATE for universal equity in sport and society at large. Celebrate on social the message of inclusion and representation: use the hashtags #DiversityinSport #CelebrateMotivateAdvocate #ThisIsYourDay
Further information is found at the website www.dis28.com.
About Diversity in Sport Day | August 28
Diversity in Sport Day, August 28 is an annual event that celebrates trailblazers, triumphs and milestones in sport, motivates others to set new standards of inclusion, and advocates for universal equity in sport and society at large. Shared Diversity in Sport stories will inspire more participation from athletes, executives, teams, and communities. With greater awareness and connection, grassroots and local action will drive our global goal of diversity and inclusion in sport. #DiversityinSport
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