NYC Pride announced on Wednesday that Jazz Jennings, Subhi Nahas and Cecilia Chung will be the Grand Marshals for the 47th Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26.
Jennings is best known for her reality show “I Am Jazz” on TLC and is honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation. She will become the youngest Grand Marshal in NYC Pride history. Nahas is a Syrian refuge who co-founded the first LGBT magazine in Syria, Mawaleh. Chung has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, LGBT equality and social justice and is founding producer of the San Francisco Trans March.
“Our 2016 theme, ‘Equality Needs You,’ could not be better reflected than through Jazz, Subhi, and Cecilia,” Julian Sanjivan, NYC Pride March Director, said in a press release. “In a post-marriage equality America, these leaders are ensuring that the barriers to LGBT people achieving true legal, health, and social equality are being broken down.”
The pride parade kicks off at noon at 5th Avenue and 36th Street in Manhattan. It continues on a two-mile route through Midtown down 5th Avenue, into Greenwich Village and ending at Christopher and Greenwich Street.
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