Barnstable Hosts its First-Ever 'Pride' Game

Oct. 11, 2018, 4:24 p.m. (ET)

Content courtesy of Steve Derderian, Cape Cod Times

Images courtesy of Ashley Bishop

The Lady Gaga song “Born This Way” boomed over the stadium speakers.

Barnstable senior defender Nick Bulman and the rest of the Red Raiders field hockey team bounced around, trying to stay loose before Friday’s game against Nauset.

Meanwhile, the stadium railings were decorated in rainbow banners, rainbow-colored flags and signs hung from the press box with phrases such as “Love is Love” and “Don’t Hide Your Pride.” Players had rainbow-colored tape, shoelaces, socks and other items.

This was more than an average game.

“My name is Nick Bulman. I am 18, and I am transgender,” Bulman said to begin his pre-game speech in front of the entire stadium.

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