NFL, MLB to participate in NYC Pride March for first time
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The NFL and 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

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


The MLB is also planning to send about 200 staffers to the march, including Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem. Former umpire Dale Scott and league executive and former player Billy Bean, who are both openly gay, will also participate.

The NBA and WNBA were the first leagues to formally participate in the parade in 2016, and league executives including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Lisa Border have marched in the past.

Tennis icon Billie Jean King will also serve as one of the grand marshals of the march.

The march is scheduled to take place on June 24.