Organizers of New York City's annual Pride March, Heritage of Pride, announced this year's grand marshals today -- and we couldn't agree more with their choices.
The three individuals collectively represent not only different forms of identity within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, but a diverse array of contributions to the modern day queer movement. This year's marshals are transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Rea Carey and Broadway, film, and television actor Jonathan Groff,
“Our 2014 marshals are leaders in brilliant forms of activism through which LGBT people and their allies engage,” March Director David Studinski said in a statement. “Individually, they represent the diversity within the LGBT community and the various struggles our community members have and continue to face. Collectively, their stories reinforce that no voice is too small nor weak to make change in our world -- and it starts with being yourself.”
The 2014 NYC Pride march will serve as the 45th anniversary of the iconic Stonewall Riots, with this year's theme being “We Have Won When We’re One.”
The 2014 NYC Pride March is slated to start at noon on Sunday, June 29. For more information about NYC Pride 2014, head here.