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NFL, MLB to Take Part in NYC’s Gay Pride Parade

Melanie Arter
By Melanie Arter | June 11, 2018 | 9:32 PM EDT

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For the first time in history, the National Football League and Major League Baseball will b taking part in New York City’s gay pride parade.

OutSports.com reports that the NFL will have a float featuring Ryan O’Callaghan, former tackle for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, who came out as gay last year. Along with him, former NFL player Wade Davis, who came out as gay in 2012.

The NFL’s first openly gay coach, Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers, will also march in the parade.

The MLB will include former MLB umpire Dale Scott and MLB executive and former player Billy Bean, both of whom are gay.

The NBA and WNBA were the first sports leagues to take part in the gay pride parade in 2016, followed by the NHL last year. The NHL will be represented in the parade again this year.

 


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