Actor James Franco was spotted over the weekend at Los Angeles gay pride.

Franco played Harvey Milk's gay lover, Scott Smith, in the 2008 feature film Milk. The highly-acclaimed movie about the San Francisco politician murdered on the steps of City Hall was directed by openly gay Gus Van Sant.

Van Sant also executive produced Howl, in which Franco plays quintessential beat generation poet and pioneering gay rights advocate Allen Ginsberg. Howl is set to open Outfest 2010, Los Angeles' annual LGBT film festival, in July.

Franco, in a San Francisco Giants hat and a black jacket, said he was at Los Angeles gay pride Sunday with Kalup Linzy, who often performs in drag, because the pair are collaborating on Franco's anticipated return to ABC's General Hospital, where he'll reprise his role of Franco, the artist. Franco appeared in 10 episodes of the daytime drama in 2009. Linzy will follow Franco onto the soap opera.

The 32-year-old Franco has previously said he supports giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.