This year’s LA Pride Parade grand marshals include comedian, actor, and activist Margaret Cho as the Icon Grand Marshal. A posthumous honor to Emmy-winner Leslie Jordan as the Legacy Grand Marshal. And the ACLU of Southern California will be recognized as the Community Grand Marshal, which celebrates a group or individual who has had a powerful influence through their work and dedication to and for the LGBTQ+ community.
“I’m thrilled and incredibly honored to be the Icon Grand Marshal,” said Cho in a statement. “We need this Pride more than ever. I have been attending Pride celebrations since 1978 and this time around the need to celebrate as well as unite is more urgent than it has ever been. Our love is greater than their hate.”
“On behalf of Leslie Jordan, we are overjoyed by Christopher Street West’s heartfelt recognition to name Leslie as LA Pride’s Legacy Grand Marshal,” Jordan's sister Jana “Cricket” Jordan said. “This honor further solidifies the positive impact he made in the world, but more importantly for the LGBTQ+ community. His spirit continues to bring love and light.”
“For a century, we’ve been on the front lines fighting for people to be their true, authentic selves,” ACLU SoCal's executive director Hector Villagra added. “We're honored to be the Community Grand Marshal and proud to love, live among, and protect LGBTQ+ Californians.”
This year's LA Pride Parade will also include a special performance from RuPaul's Drag Race alum Morgan McMichaels to music by 14-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren. The parade will air live on KABC/ABC7 on Sunday, June 11 at 11am PT as well as on ABC News Live and Hulu. The parade can also be streamed on ABC7's website and the ABC7LA mobile app.