Thousands gathered along the route of the 41st annual L.A. Pride parade in West Hollywood on Sunday, June 12.
ABC News reports;
Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Sunday to join in the celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities at the 41st annual L.A. Pride parade in West Hollywood.
The parade kicked off at 11 a.m. at Crescent Heights Boulevard and continued west along Santa Monica Boulevard to San Vicente Boulevard.
Three-time national figure skating champion Johnny Weir served as the parade’s grand marshal. He said that now, more than ever, is the time to stand up and be proud.
“In the last couple of years with so many people having trouble and me being in the spotlight more than ever in my life, I realized that I am proud. I’m so happy to be me and so happy for all the things that I’m born with,” Weir said. “I need to show that to the world and I need to show them that it’s OK to be different.”
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