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Wilson Cruz, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis among 2021 NYC Pride March Grand Marshals

After going completely virtual last year, and some skepticism about whether or not Pride would happen this year, it has been confirmed that some in-person elements of New York City Pride will be returning this year!

According to Time Out New York, one of those in-person elements will be the Pride March, which will take place in accordance with current CDC guidelines on gatherings on Sunday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. Yesterday, May 24, the 2021 Pride March Grand Marshals were officially announced as actor Wilson Cruz, HIV prevention trailblazer Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, performer and activist Ceyenne Doroshow, advocates and lawyers Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju and model Aaron Rose Philip.

“This year’s Grand Marshals are the embodiment of the theme for NYC Pride 2021, ‘The Fight Continues,’” said Bansri Manek, Director of the NYC Pride March, in a statement. 

“Their dedication to the continued fight has created a better future for individuals throughout the LGBTQIA+ community, and the bold courage they’ve demonstrated sends a clear message to the leaders of future generations about the importance of fighting for what you believe in. They also drive home the key themes of our Grand Marshal categories, including Trans Rights, Social Justice, Behind-the-Scenes, and Youth Activism. We are thrilled to be acknowledging these remarkable individuals in this year’s NYC Pride March.”

The NYC Pride March will be broadcast on ABC-7, just as it has been for the past five years. There will also be an ancillary virtual experience of the March streaming on NYC Pride’s Facebook and YouTube pages beginning on June 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST. 

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