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 Southern Stories will elevate the experiences of LGBT people in six of the nation's southern states. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT people thriving in the South, ongoing discrimination, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love, including stories of family, stories of faith, stories of sports, and stories of patriotism