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Kiera Hogan to appear at Chicago Wolves' Inaugural Pride Night and Center on Halsted
2019-08-28

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Kiera Hogan is having her coming-out celebration this October in Chicago in conjunction with IMPACT Wrestling's Bound For Glory extravaganza, which is Oct. 20 at The Odeum Expo Center in the Chicago area — with multiple high-profile events scheduled, IMPACT Wrestling announced today.

In late-July, Kiera shared on social media that she is dating fellow wrestler Diamante, and her coming-out story was featured on OutSports.com, which is run by SB Nation. ( See link below for Kiera's OutSports.com story. )

Here is the schedule for Kiera's event in Chicago:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

IMPACT Wrestling Pizza Party with Kiera Hogan, To Benefit The Pinta Pride Project

Time: 7pm CT

Location: Lou Malnati's Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove

Details: This Pizza Party is geared for area youth, hosted by The Pinta Pride Project, which runs Buffalo Grove Pride in suburban Chicago. Molly Pinta, age 13, spearheaded the first-ever Buffalo Grove Pride Parade this past June and has garnered widespread local and national press, including The Today Show. Kiera will speak to the attendees, sign autographs, pose for photos, and more.

Ticket Info: Go to pintaprideproject.com .

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Ceremonial Coin-Toss for flag football games from Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA )

Time: 11am CT

Location: Warren Park in Chicago ( 6601 N. Western Avenue )

Details: Kiera will talk with players before the games start, then perform the ceremonial coin-flip duties for CMSA flag football games. The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) is the largest non-profit gay and lesbian sports organization in the Midwest, with about 3,200 members. CMSA has recreational and competitive levels play in a variety of athletic leagues throughout the year. CMSA is open to all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Ceremonial Puck-Drop before Chicago Wolves game against Rockford IceHogs for the team's Pride Night.

Time: 7pm CT game-time

Location: Allstate Arena in Rosemont

Details: The successful minor league hockey team is holding its inaugural Pride Night, with a portion of select tickets sold to the game to benefit the Center of Halsted, which is Chicago's LGBT community center. Kiera will do the Ceremonial Puck-Drop, then participate in various Pride Night festivities.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Co-Hosting Drag Show at Scarlet Bar

Time: 9pm CT

Location: Scarlet Bar ( 3320 N. Halsted Street ) in Chicago

Details: Every Saturday night, Scarlet Bar hosts PREGAME to kick off the night's festivities, with four local drag performers on stage. Kiera will join PREGAME host Aurora Gozmic with co-hosting duties.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Bi-Ceps Before Brunch: A Speech and Q&A with Kiera Hogan

Time: 11am CT

Location: Center on Halsted in Chicago ( 3656 N. Halsted Street )

Details: Kiera will speak at the Center on Halsted, which is Chicago's LGBT community center. Her 45-minute talk will include a Q& A session, plus autographs and photo opportunities.

IN THE RING WITH … KIERA HOGAN

Kiera Hogan has been wrestling professionally since 2015 and an IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Division member since 2017. She is an Atlanta area resident who lives with her three dogs. Kiera played varsity soccer for three years in high school, then went to college for one year.

"My parents wanted me to go to college; I wanted to pursue my dream — being a professional wrestler. So yes, I had to go through a lot to get to where I am now in wrestling, and thankfully, my parents now are head over heels with my wrestling career and super supportive," she said.

Kiera has the tattoo "Aspire To Inspire" on her left forearm, which truly is her motivation. "Live your life the way you want to. Whatever dream you have, follow it ... I'm able to follow my dream every day," she said.

Kiera Hogan will participate in Bound For Glory on Sunday night, October 20, at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. Bound For Glory is the premier event of the year for IMPACT Wrestling, and it will air live exclusively on pay-per-view. For tickets to Bound For Glory, go to: www.impactwrestling.com .

IMPACT Wrestling is donating a limited number of complimentary tickets to Bound For Glory to attendees at all of her various Chicago-area events.

About IMPACT Wrestling

IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world's largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 300 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pursuit Channel and Twitch in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, 5STAR and Fight Network in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa, and MVStv in Mexico. IMPACT Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.

—From a press release


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