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Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz To Don Rainbow Trunks For World Championship Bout

This Saturday recently-out boxer Orlando Cruz will fight for the world featherweight title in Las Vegas. Pictured above is his planned gear for the match. Via Yahoo Sports:
It is, by far, the biggest stage that Cruz has had for one of his bouts. To take advantage of the exposure, Cruz plans to wear pink boxing gloves and a pink-trimmed ring jacket to help show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But Cruz, boxing's first openly gay fighter, will also wear rainbow-colored trunks, to support the LGBT movement. The rainbow flag is a symbol of the movement and was created in 1978 in San Francisco to urge inclusiveness for all. Everlast made the trunks and the gloves in collaboration with Cruz.
Cruz will marry his boyfriend next month in New York. (I don't recommend reading the comments at the link)

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