The WeHo Pride Parade grand marshals were named Thursday and include “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Laith Ashley, Niecy Nash-Betts & Jessica Betts, and Melissa McCarthy.
Photo: Jon Viscott/City of West Hollywood The WeHo Pride Parade grand marshals were named Thursday and include “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Laith Ashley, Niecy Nash-Betts & Jessica Betts, and Melissa McCarthy, according to a press release.
These members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies will be recognized “for their work in bringing the LGBTQ community and social justice issues to the forefront, as well as expanding queer representation in mainstream pop culture,” according to the press release. “The City of West Hollywood is pleased to kick off another WeHo Pride celebration filled with engaging activities and plenty of opportunities to celebrate the LGBTQ community,” West Hollywood Mayor Sepi Shyne said in the release. “Our WeHo Pride Parade Icons embody queer joy and fierce allyship by creating spaces where our community can be celebrated, whether that’s on the red carpet or directly through their art and advocacy.” The WeHo Pride Parade will step-off at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards at noon on June 4.
It will travel west along Santa Monica Boulevard into the heart of the city’s Rainbow District to Robertson Boulevard. WeHo Pride will take place June 2, 3, and 4.