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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed great pride in his organization for hosting LGBTQ night Wednesday in the team’s 117-112 win over the Toronto Raptors.
“I want to acknowledge that tonight is LGBTQ night here at Oracle, which is an important night,” Kerr said in his postgame news conference. “I want to say first of all that I’m proud to be part of an organization and with a region and area that embraces diversity, and there’s never been a more important time in our country to respect the person next to you regardless of race, creed, color, sexual preference, sexual identity.”
Warriors team president Rick Welts is openly gay. The team last held LGBTQ Night in 2010. All fans in attendance Wednesday received a replica NBA championship ring, and a portion of the game’s ticket proceeds were donated to…