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Trey McBride Is Now First NFL Player With Same-Sex Parents

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Today’s Kristen Dahlgren last week, ahead of the draft.“They’ve done a great job of pushing me to be the best version of myself, just constantly getting support and love,” McBride said of his two moms.“I’m excited to see him just live his dream,” Kate McBride said. “When your kid comes to you when they’re little and they say they want to be president, it’s ‘OK, honey, that’s great.’ He wanted to play in the NFL, and he’s going to do it.”Kate and Jen McBride started their family in the mid-1990s, when same-sex couples with children were something of a novelty.

When Dahlgren asked how they prepared their kids to deal with ignorant comments, they said they told their offspring to be self-confident and know the family was always in their corner.Trey McBride said growing up in his rural community was “awesome” and that he never considered his family unusual.

Playing in the NFL “could really be the platform to kind of help change things [regarding LGBTQ+ families] and kind of shine a light on this, but really, it’s just normal to me,” he said.In his senior year at Colorado State, McBride led the NCAA in receptions and yards gained by a tight end, and he became the first CSU athlete to be named an All-American by unanimous vote, The Fort Morgan Times reports.

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