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Jenna Talackova Named Grand Marshal for Pride Vancouver

Pride organizers announced that Vancouver beauty queen Jenna Talackova will lead 2012’s Vancouver Pride Parade as Grand Marshal.

The Province reports:

Transgendered beauty queen Jenna Talackova has been named one of three grand marshals for this year?s Vancouver Pride Parade, to be held Aug. 5 in the West End.

The other marshalls are local gay sports pioneer Bill Monroe and, posthumously, community activist David Holtzman.

Talackova gained international fame in March when she took on Miss Universe Canada organizers after they disqualified her from competing in their competition. Her legal battle ended when she was reinstated by Miss Universe boss Donald Trump and allowed to compete.

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