Gay pride weekend festivities in New York City wrapped up the many celebrations throughout the country and around the world that recognize the LGBT community. Many events included parades, parties and shows of unity — along with plenty of opportunities for rainbow-themed fashion.
The NBA made history as the first professional sports league to march in the NYC LGBT pride parade last year, and returned today in the Big Apple with openly gay retired baller Jason Collins leading the float. The NBA veteran had on his Nike Be True pride sneakers alongside the organization’s staff and WNBA members.
On the subway on my way to meet up with my @NBA & @WNBA family to march in the #NYCPrideMarch! #BeTrue ️ pic.twitter.com/kRp9MyZQOI
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) June 25, 2017
“On the subway on my way to meet up with my @NBA & @WNBA family to march in the #NYCPrideMarch! #BeTrue ️” Collins tweeted, sharing an image of his festive kicks.
Other pro ballers joined the chorus of support for the LGBT community, including Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard.
“Love seeing my @nba and @wnba family participate in the #NYCPride March! All Love” Irving tweeted. Lillard added: “Love seeing my @NBA and @WNBA family out supporting #NYCPride every year. #Proud.”