Offbeat NFL to take part in NYC Pride Parade for the first time

01:30  16 june  2018
01:30  16 june  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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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 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

New York City ’s Pride March is expected to make history on June 24 as the biggest — and now most athletic — in the city’s history. For the first time ever, Major League Baseball and the National Football League will participate in the annual LGBTQ community event, joining the National Hockey

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More so than ever before, the sports world finds itself involved in the larger aspect of American society and politics. Obviously, the backdrop here has to be President Donald Trump’s rift with the NFL regarding national anthem protests and the outspoken stars of the basketball world taking on POTUS.

As divisive as it’s been over the past couple years, it now looks like the sports world is coming together in the fight for equality in this nation.

Already at the forefront of the movement due to its past actions, the NBA will be taking part in next week’s New York City Pride Parade. That’s not necessarily the story here.

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the New York City Pride March later this month, two of the biggest professional sports leagues in The five leagues are all currently registered to march in the parade and will have floats, according to coach and the second woman ever to hold a full- time coaching position in the NFL , will also take part .

The first Pride march took place in New York City in 1970. Pride is a great time to step outside the box and experiment with your look, but it’s also a time to embrace who you are and How do I find the nearest Pride Parade ? Check out this Pride calendar that tracks Pride events across the country.

Instead, it’s the fact that both Major League Baseball and the National Football League will be taking part in the festivities for the first time next week in the Big Apple.

“The MLB and NFL will be making their pride march debuts along with returning NHL, NBA, and WNBA leagues,” A local NBC News affiliate in New York reported. “Both leagues will march and ride along their fellow teammates in floats as they support pride up Fifth Avenue.”

Former tennis legend Billie Jean King will act as one of the parade’s Grand Marshals. Meanwhile, the annual event will reportedly be the “sportiest” in its history.

Long considered an archaic entity around the sports world, inclusion has not necessarily been the name of the game for the NFL. Now that the broader American landscape has changed and opinions regarding equality have liberalized, it’s high time the league moves past its worn-out ideologies. This is obviously the next step in that process.

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