MTV's Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley joined GLAAD and Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox, LGBT advocates Shane Bitney Crone and Jacob Rudolph, and hundreds of GLAAD supporters at the 44th Annual LGBT Pride March in New York City on Sunday. Check out photos below!
Last year, Shane posted a video to YouTube about the tragic death of his partner and the harms of marriage inequality. That video has since garnered nearly 4 million views and inspired the award-winning documentary 'Bridegroom.' Jacob attracted national media attention after video of him coming out to his high school also went viral. Fallon, who also walked alongside GLAAD at Sunday's historic march, is the first openly transgender mixed martial artist in the sport's history. Each of the advocates have worked closely with GLAAD to share their stories in mainstream media, helping to make these victories possible.
American Apparel provided more than 100 GLAAD supporters with free 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride' tees. Fifteen percent of all sales of the shirts, available at American Apparel stores everywhere, goes to GLAAD.
JWOWW, alongside fellow cast members from MTV's 'Jersey Shore,' have taken a stand against bullying by participating in GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign, Spirit Day, for the past two years, sharing messages of support for gay youth with millions of fans worldwide. In 2010, JWOWW also participated in the 'Love is Louder' campaign to combat anti-LGBT bullying. Since then, Farley has been an outspoken supporter of LGBT equality, appearing at such LGBT events as the GLAAD Media Awards and Trevor Live, where the star has voiced her strong support for LGBT youth. JWOWW has also signed on to be the first Spirit Day Ambassador of 2013!
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley in front of the historic Stonewall Inn.
LGBT advocate Shane Bitney Crone (R) poses with a friend.
LGBT advocate Jacob Rudolph and his mother, Laura Rudolph.
GLAAD Acting President Dave Montez and mixed martial artist Fallon Fox.
LGBT advocates Fallon Fox, Shane Bitney Crone and Jacob Rudolph lead more than 100 GLAAD supporters.
Former Boy Scouts of America district Scout executive Dave Knapp (R) and GLAAD's Rich Ferraro at NYC Pride.
Rocker Kristen Ellis-Henderson, her wife Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson and their children march with GLAAD at NYC Pride.
Mixed martial artist and LGBT advocate Fallon Fox (R) poses with trailblazing transgender advocate Babs Siperstein.
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley speaks with MTV's Act Blog.