Christopher Street West Proudly welcomes Sharon & Kelly Osbourne as the 2010 Parade Grand Marshals.
Sharon Osbourne is a successful manager, mother, author, producer and philanthropist and is, at press time, competing on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” aiming to raise over $1 million for various charities. Sharon will also be back this summer on “America’s Got Talent.”
Her accomplished career in the music industry has spanned over 30 years. Sharon has managed numerous successful artists’, such as Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Electric Light Orchestra, and Smashing Pumpkins. In 1996, Sharon created and produced the wildly successful Ozzfest.
Sharon is credited with creating and producing the first reality celebrity TV show, “The Osbournes”, which earned MTV the highest ratings for any of their programs since its conception and won a Primetime Emmy for Best Reality Show.
Sharon’s additional television credits include “Days of our Lives,” “Punk’d,” and “Will & Grace.” Sharon’s “Will & Grace” role came about during a live auction benefit for The Trevor Project in which she bid $10,000 to support LGBT youth. Sharon recently participated in the “Give A Damn Campaign,” which seeks to inspire and engage people, especially in the straight community, to get involved in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.
Osbourne has authored several books including he recent release, Revenge, and Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography.
After beating colon cancer, she started the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation in association with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Foundation’s mission is to provide free screenings, support and healthcare to those who can’t afford it and are afflicted with the disease.
Kelly Osbourne is a television personality, singer, actress, author, fashion designer and model. Osbourne currently writes a weekly column for the UK magazine Closer and can be seen as a special contributor for “Dr. Phil.” Last year, she appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” where she and her professional partner came in third.
After bursting onto our TV screens at 15 in the Emmy Award-winning MTV series “The Osbournes,” Kelly went on to star in the high school teen drama “Life As We Know It.” In 2009, Kelly was reunited with her family for the television special “The Osbournes: Reloaded.”
Last year, Osbourne released an autobiography titled Fierce which reached #1 on many of Amazon’s charts. Though the book contains autobiographical elements, it also was written to give advice and guidance through tough periods.
In 2007, Osbourne made her debut as the youngest person ever to play the role of Mama Morton in the hit musical Chicago. Her performance earned her a coveted Theatre Actress of the Year Award voted for by the readers of Glamour Magazine.
Osbourne’s debut album Shut Up!, was released in 2002 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Her single “Changes,” a duet with her father, hit #1 on the UK charts.
Osbourne considers one of her greatest achievements as being asked to be an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust as well as her on-going work for her mother’s charity, The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation.
Forty-five years in the making, Christopher Street West names the International Court System the Community Grand Marshal.
The International Court is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the LGBT community by spearheading AIDS fundraising and services, and human rights advocacy.
In 1965 the International Court was born in San Francisco and has grown to include 65 chapters in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. It has become the second largest LGBT organization in the world. The International Court worked on issues such as “Get Out The Vote” voter registration campaign in 2008; took a strong stand on the repeal of the ban on entry to the U.S. of persons living with HIV/AIDS; endorsed making Harvey Milk’s birthday a state holiday in California; supported the Employment Non-Discrimination ACT (ENDA). In 2009, it presented “Stonewall 40 - Trans Heroes 40,” in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall, honoring forty transgender individuals.
Christopher Street West proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary with the International Court System as the Community Marshal and wishes a happy 45th anniversary to the Court and its members.
The International Court System is a strong, passionate and important member of the LGBT community and continues to make a difference in the lives of others as it proudly demonstrates PRIDE 365: Power. Passion. Purpose.