Esera Tuaolo Hosts First NFL-Supported 'Inclusion' Party at Super Bowl
By Advocate.com Editors
Esera Tuaolo and Billie Jean King at the Inclusion Party for the Super Bowl. Read more below.
The Super Bowl Week’s Inclusion Party will be a yearly event administered in the city hosting the Super Bowl, and this year's was the first and only event of its kind. The January 31 party consisted of a night of dancing, food and refreshments, and live performances featuring contestants from season 13 of The Voice. Hosted at the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis, the inaugural event drew more than 1,000 guests.
A significant portion of the money raised by the party will be donated annually to diversity centers and antibullying organizations within the host city. This year’s donations will go specifically to the Hate in Any Form Is Wrong nonprofit, the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, and Avenues for Homeless Youth — all based in Minneapolis. The event is media-sponsored by GLAAD, a media advocacy group that works to shape the narrative of LGBTQ acceptance and create a world where everyone can authentically be themselves and live the life they love.