On Saturday, Australia’s National Rugby League became the country’s first professional sporting code to have a float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

The NRL participated in the annual LGBT rights celebration in 2015, it said in a statement, but decided to come back in 2016 with a vengeance. The Mardi Gras has been contacted to confirm the claim.

The float was a tribute to singer and gay icon Tina Turner — and one time NRL theme song-singer — with the tagline ‘GAYME ON – Pride In League.’ Read more…

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Rugby league first sporting code to have a float in Sydney’s LGBT Mardi Gras