NFL And MLB To March In NYC Pride For First Time

The Hill reports:

The NFL and the MLB will participate in New York City’s LGBT Pride March for the first time ever later this month. The two leagues will make their debut in the parade alongside representatives from the NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLS and National Women’s Hockey League, according to OutSports.com.

Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan, who publicly came out as gay last year, will be featured on the league’s float. San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers, the NFL’s first openly gay coach, will march with OutSports.com.

Fox News reports:

The MLB will send a large group of about 200 employees, including former MLB umpire Dale Scott and MLB executive and former player Billy Bean, who are both gay. Deputy commissioner Dan Halem will also be on the float.

Set for June 24, the pride march will feature 40,000 marchers from 350 different groups and millions of spectators. Tennis star Billie Jean King, who defeated Bobby Riggs in 1973’s “Battle of the Sexes,” is serving as one of the grand marshals.