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Thousands Celebrate Pride at Vancouver Annual Parade

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the West End on Sunday afternoon for the Vancouver Pride Parade. Transgendered beauty queen Jenna Talackova was one of the parade marshals. Vancouver Canucks forward Manny Malholtra also marched in the parade with You Can Play.

The Canadian Press reports:

Months after she took on the beauty pageant establishment, transgendered beauty queen Jenna Talackova helped lead Vancouver’s annual gay pride parade Sunday.

The seemingly at-times-bashful Talackova was one of the parade marshals and rode atop a silver coloured BMW waving a rainbow feather boa over her head.

It was a scorcher as the parade wound through Vancouver streets in near 30 degree weather.

Talackova gained international attention for fighting for the right to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant after being kicked out because she was not born a woman.

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