MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins are teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward during Pride Month.
Football Unites is a community initiative that will help provide LGBTQ+ youth with mentorship resources and a safe space to explore issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.READ MORE: Florida Students FSA Test Scores Fall In COVID Slide
The organization is committed LGBTQ community and are glad to see that their players are also being supportive.READ MORE: Florida K-9 Helps His Handler With Gender Reveal
“I think you are going to see more players stepping up and are not afraid to say, ‘I’m standing here. I understand this community needs my support,’” said RaShauna Hamilton, the senior director for community relations and youth programs for the Miami Dolphins. “And I don’t think you are going to see that just with Dolphins players. I think you are going to see that with professional sports in general.”MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Partly Cloudy & Hot, Spotty Showers Possible
The team also announced that they will partner with LGBTQ-owned restaurants and organizations to purchase meals and distribute to those in need during the pandemic.