Former NFL players to join Wade Davis in Chicago Pride Parade this Sunday

9 Dec 2001: This is a close up of Marques Sullivan #74 of the Buffalo Bills and his teammate Lance Brown #31. It was taken during the NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Ralph Wilson Statium in Orchard Park, New York. - Rick Stewart/Getty Images

Marques Sullivan and Reggie Smith may be joined by others

Chicago Pride Parade grand marshal Wade Davis won't be the only former NFL player to march in Sunday's Chicago Pride Parade. From Chicago Pride:

Joining Davis will be Marques Sullivan, who has played for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and New England Patriot, and Reggie Smith, who has played for the Denver Broncos, NFL Players Association Media Relations Director Payal Patel confirmed to ChicagoPride.com.

Sullivan is president of the NFL Players Association Former Players Chapter of Chicago.

It's been quite a year for Davis, who came out publicly just a year ago. He's now heavily involved with LGBT youth and in the LGBT sports movement. In addition to being on the You Can Play advisory board, he co-founded the You Belong youth sports and leadership initiative with writer and activist Darnell Moore. Davis said the NFLPA Former Players Chapter of Chicago will be joining them for their first camp in Chicago, July 25-28.

But what he's most looking forward to this weekend is a radio interview with Hal Sparks. The actor was on several seasons of Queer As Folk, which Davis said helped him understand what it is to be gay.

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