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Johnny Weir Will Be Grand Marshal Of L.A. Gay Pride

Out Olympic figure skating star Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the L.A. Gay Pride Parade.

The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive:

Pop Star on Ice and Skating With the Stars judge Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the 2011 L.A. Gay Pride Parade.

The openly gay three-time U.S. figure skating champion and star of Be Good Johnny Weir has been an advocate for gay rights and will oversee the June 12 parade as it travels along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif.

“Johnny lives a life with a defined purpose, is dedicated to helping young people and is not afraid to be himself, sometimes not always an easy thing for a world-class athlete,? said Christopher Street West board president Rodney Scott.

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