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Braden Holtby supports equality, marches in Capital Pride Alliance parade

Capitals goalie turns out to support LBGTQ community again this year

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was among the crowd that turned out for Capital Pride Alliance's 2017 Parade in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon.

Holtby, accompanied by wife Brandi, showed support for the LGBTQ community just as he did in 2016.

Tweet from @Capitals: Awesome to have Braden Holtby and his wife Brandy at today's @CapitalPrideDC Parade! #DCPride2017 #RockTheRainbow pic.twitter.com/7YbL5lXcf7

Holtby posed for pictures with fans throughout the event.

Tweet from @DanCriswell: .@Capitals Braden Holtby poses for a picture with a young fan at #DCPride parade pic.twitter.com/KKOJM8bRQh

Natasha Cloud and Ivory Latta of the WNBA's Washington Mystics also marched in the event, as did cheerleaders from the Capitals and NBA's Washington Wizards.

Tweet from @Capitals: #Pride2017 Parade! #RockTheRainbow pic.twitter.com/2p2cnMAywV

Holtby and others were lauded on social media by parade goers.

Tweet from @jennrubenstein: OH MY GOD Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU @holts170!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU @CAPITALS!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU @MSE!!!!!!!!! LET'S GO #CAPS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/yhg91k1aEc

Tweet from @Capitals: #Pride2017 Parade! #RockTheRainbow pic.twitter.com/2p2cnMAywV

It was a a busy day for Capitals players, as forward Justin Williams became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Tweet from @JJReganCSN: Williams takes the oath. #Caps pic.twitter.com/KkXBLn0Of0

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