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Participants in the annual New York City Pride March in New York City on June 27, 2021.

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NEW YORK — New York City's Pride March returned on Sunday, a year after the coronavirus outbreak forced the celebration to go online-only for the first time in its history. This year's event was mostly virtual and so more modest than pre-pandemic mega-marches — but still drew thousands of attendees to celebrate the LGBTQ community, including a woman who proposed to her girlfriend in the middle of the emotional festivities. Jaimie Lord, a gay rights activist from Virginia Beach, Virginia, dropped down on one knee about 12:30 p.m. along the parade route outside the historic Stonewall Inn to propose t...

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Carl Nassib

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Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib used his Instagram account Monday to announce that he was gay, becoming the first NFL player to come out while still active in the league. “I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest," Nassib said as he spoke from his home in Westchester, Pennsylvania. “I really have the best life. I've got the best family, friends, and job a guy could ask for. I'm a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know that I'm really not doing this for the attention. I just think that representation and visibility ar...