“Extra” host Maria Menounos is taking on a new role this June as Grand Marshal of the 2013 L.A. Pride Parade!

Maria Menounos Named Grand Marshal of L.A. Pride Parade
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“The LGBT Pride Parade represents something truly American,” Maria explained. "It’s the celebration of community, a celebration of uniqueness, diversity and progress, and it’s the celebration of a new United States where we do more than 'tolerate' or 'accept' our gay brothers and sisters, but embrace and celebrate them.”
 
Christopher Street West, the organization behind the event, chose Maria for her dedication to the LGBT community and her continuing efforts in using her platform for equality. The L.A. Pride Parade takes place Sunday, June 9th at 11 AM on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

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