L.A. Pride's Grand Marshal Is... Johnny Weir!

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5.26.2011

Athlete-turned-reality star Johnny Weir will hang up his ice skates for a ride in a convertible when he serves as grand marshal of Los Angeles' 41st annual Pride festivities.

The Johnny Be Good star, who is sometimes cagey about his sexuality, will ride in the parade along West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard on the morning of June 12.

"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," says Rodney Scott, Christopher Street West Board President in a statement.  "As an out professional athlete, the visibility he brings is immeasurable." 

Previous grand marshals have included Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Chelsea Handler, Paris Hilton, Cyndi Lauper, and Kathy Griffin.

JOHNNY-WEIR-VANITY-FAIR Athlete-turned-reality star Johnny Weir will hang up his ice skates for a ride in a convertible when he serves as grand marshal of Los Angeles' 41st annual Pride festivities.

The Johnny Be Good star, who is sometimes cagey about his sexuality, will ride in the parade along West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard on the morning of June 12.

"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," says Rodney Scott, Christopher Street West Board President in a statement.  "As an out professional athlete, the visibility he brings is immeasurable." 

Previous grand marshals have included Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Chelsea Handler, Paris Hilton, Cyndi Lauper, and Kathy Griffin.

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