Thomas Roberts joined other NBCUniversal employees celebrating the day by marching in the parade as proud LGBTs and allies.
The out anchor's role expands with a two-hour midday gig on MSNBC.
In the cable channel's new lineup, Roberts will anchor a two-hour midday news program.
TV personalities around the nation, including MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, the women of The View, and even NBC's peacock logo, sported purple to take a stand for LGBT youth.
The out anchor talks trans inclusion, answers critics, and discusses the possibility of an LGBT-focused show.
There was outcry against the segment, which featured sombreros, maracas, and tequila in a way that some viewers thought reinforced stereotypes of Mexicans.