BOYSTOWN — A former NFL player who announced last year he is gay will be honored as the grand marshal of this year's Chicago Pride Parade, organizers announced.
Wade Davis played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks while in the NFL. Since publicly coming out as gay, Davis has been active in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender issues.
His most recent project, the "YOU Belong Initiative," is a four-day sports camp for LGBT youth and allies that will debut in Chicago this summer. The camp was previewed at the Center on Halsted during a "Safe Space Day" promoting overall health and happiness.
The 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade is June 30, starting at noon at Broadway and Montrose and continuing to Halsted and Diversey. This year, the parade will be the weekend after the Northalsted Business Alliance's Chicago Pride Fest, a two-day street festival.