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.
Awards season has kicked off in Hollywood as several shows announced nominees this week with many out actors, creators, and LGBT-inclusive series and films earning honors.