NFL And MLB To Take Part For First Time In NYC Pride March

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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The National Football League and Major League Baseball will take part for the first time ever in the LGBT Pride March held in New York City later this month.

Along with the NFL and MLB, reps from the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and Women’s National Hockey League will march in the annual parade and have floats, according to a recent article in

The NFL float will recognize former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan, who came out publicly last year, and San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers, the first openly gay coach in the league, will march in the 49th annual event.

About 200 employees with the MLB are expected to take part in the festivities, including former league umpire Dale Scott. In addition, employees with the league will volunteer to help out with the Pride run and Youth Pride the day before the march.

This will be the NHL’s second year participating in the event. The NBA and WNBA are making a return visit.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King will serve as one of the grand marshals.

The Pride March will take place June 24.