Boxer Orlando Cruz married his boyfriend, José Manuel Colón, in New York’s Central Park this weekend.

The ceremony was officiated by New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Cruz became the first openly gay professional boxer when he came out a year ago.

"I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man,” Cruz said at the time.

Earlier this year, Cruz was part of the inaugural class inducted into the Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

HRC congratulates Cruz and Colón!

Filed under: Marriage, Sports

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