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.
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At the close of the 2014 World Cup, GLAAD was joined by over 25 U.S. and international LGBT and human rights organizations today in a letter to FIFA requesting concrete action to address homophobia in the game and anti-gay chants yelled in the stands.