NFL and MLB will march in NYC Pride for the first time

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The NFL and MLB will march in New York City Pride for the first time on June 24, according to OutSports.

The leagues will have floats and will appear in the parade along with the NHL, NBA and WNBA.

The NFL’s contingent will include former Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots player Ryan O’Callaghan, who came out last year, and San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers, who was the first out coach in the NFL.

The MLB will send an estimated 200 employees to march in the parade which will feature openly gay former umpire Dale Scott and out league executive Billy Bean.

The MLS and the National Women’s Hockey League will also have employees and players marching in the parade.

The NBA’s float will include former player Jason Collins, who was the first NBA player to come out as gay while in the league.

Tennis player Billie Jean King will serve as one of the grand marshals for the parade.

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