Heritage Pride, the group that organizes NYC Pride, announced that Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff and Rea Carey will serve as Grand Marshals for the 2014 NYC Pride Parade. Laverne Cox is best known for her role in the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, and she recently accepted the Stephen F. Kolzak at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Jonathan Groff, known for roles on Broadway, film and television, plays Patrick on HBO's Looking. Rea Carey is the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
GLAAD launched the countdown to Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world that supports LGBT youth.