Steelers Staff, Steely McBeam March in Pittsburgh Pride Parade
Mascot Steely McBeam and members of the Pittsburgh Steelers front office staff represented the team at the 2022 Pride Revolution Parade in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The parade was part of a four-day celebration downtown to mark the beginning of Pride Month. Organizers expect 30,000 people to participate in the month of festivities that celebrate and advocate for the LGBTQ community.
McBeam was joined by Pittsburgh Penguins mascot Iceburgh and the Pirate Parrot at the event. Staff members handed out Terrible Towels to bystanders.
To help kick off Pride Month, our staff joined the Pittsburgh Community by marching in the Pride Revolution Parade. 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/E6Du493nuO
— Steelers Community Relations (@SteelersCR) June 4, 2022
Actor Billy Porter was the parade’s grand marshal. Pittsburgh has a pride parade annually since 1973. The weekend’s events will continue with a street festival in Bloomfield on Sunday.
Former Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib came out as the NFL’s first active openly gay player in 2021. Nassib was released by the Raiders in March and is currently a free agent.