GRAND MARSHAL:Maria Menounos
One of the most visible components of LA PRIDE is that of the Parade Grand Marshal, a bright light in an already colorful event. As in years past, this year's Grand Marshal embodies the celebratory spirit, bringing fun and excitement to the Parade route. Christopher Street West is proud to announce Extra Host Maria Menounos as the Grand Marshal for her dedication to the LGBT community and her continuing efforts using her platform for equality. The LA PRIDE Parade takes place Sunday, June 9th at 11 a.m. on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.
Maria Menounos is passionate about various issues affecting the LGBT community including anti-bullying, HIV/AIDS and marriage equality. Through her public outreach, Menounos has lent her voice bringing more attention to these issues and has encouraged countless others to do the same. In continuation of her LGBT support, Miss Menounos will be the focal point in this year's LA PRIDE Parade encouraging attendees to celebrate diversity and stand up for equality.
"The LGBT Pride Parade represents something truly American. It's the celebration of community, a celebration of uniqueness, diversity and progress, and it's the celebration of a new United States where we do more than "tolerate" or "accept" our gay brothers and sisters, but embrace and celebrate them" says Menounos.
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