About 350 WNBA fans and gay-rights supporters stayed afterward for a courtside talk with head coach Lin Dunn, player Layshia Clarendon, and figureheads from Indiana Equality Action and Indy Pride organizations.
"When I build a team, I want diversity," says Fever head coach Lin Dunn. "I imagine a team like a bowl of fruit: apples, peaches, pears, bananas, and some nuts. Different perspectives and different personalities. You can't have too many nuts, though!"
For the first time ever, a quartet of notables will lead the pack in the June 14 procession.
Those 2014 Cadillac Barbie Pride Parade grand marshals include "a Bag Lady, an Indiana Fever guard, and two prominent soldiers in the battle against HJR-3."
The trend of professional sports teams aligning with LGBT individuals and groups makes its way to Indianapolis.
"It will be a great experience for all of us to join together in community for a goal—equality and acceptance," says Fever player Layshia Clarendon.