In a celebration of Pride Month, IMPACT Wrestling proudly reintroduces its cherished Pride-themed t-shirt, an emblem of its unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community. Adorned with the vibrant hues of the rainbow and the distinctive IMPACT logo, the shirts signify the company's pledge to foster inclusivity and diversity.
These shirts are on the company's official merchandising site, shopimpact.com. In a move underscoring IMPACT's commitment to social responsibility, a fraction of all Pride shirt sales will be channeled to the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA).
The international sports organization is lauded for its tireless efforts in offering the LGBTQ+ community opportunities to engage in organized softball competitions within safe, inclusive environments. The NAGAAA's influence spans North America, with over 17,000 athletes hailing from 52 cities.
Its flagship event, the annual Gay Softball World Series, is slated for this summer in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis–Saint Paul).
NAGAAA & IMPACT: A Growing Partnership
This collaboration between IMPACT Wrestling and the NAGAAA originated in 2022.
Since then, softball athletes from NAGAAA-affiliated cities have been regularly seen attending IMPACT shows in several cities, including Orlando, Cincinnati, Louisville, Atlanta, and Dallas, to name a few. A notable highlight was Gisele Shaw's appearance as the Special Guest Speaker at the 2022 Gay Softball World Series Opening Ceremony in Dallas.
Shaw, who also threw the ceremonial first pitch at several World Series games, was warmly received and participated in numerous photoshoots with teams across North America. Last month, IMPACT Wrestling broke new ground with its inaugural Pride Photoshoot in London, Ontario.
The event featured Gisele Shaw, a transwoman, openly gay Jai Vidal, and several allies of the LGBTQ+ community, such as Trinity, Eddie Edwards, Alisha Edwards, Taylor Wilde, and Gia Miller, among others. The event's photographic brilliance was captured by Vincent Miller, an openly gay photographer based in London, Ontario.
Elated about his involvement, Miller remarked, "The opportunity to work alongside members of the LGBTQ community and its allies within IMPACT Wrestling was surreal. Their warm reception and the love-filled ambiance of the shoot were truly inspiring."