Two-time Olympian Johnny Weir has been
named grand marshal of the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, according to
The Hollywood Reporter.
The three-time U.S. National Figure
Skating champion and star of cabler Logo's reality hit Be Good
Johnny Weir came out gay in his memoir Welcome to my World,
released in January.
“Johnny lives a life with a defined
purpose, is dedicated to helping young people and is not afraid to be
himself, sometimes not always an easy thing for a world class
athlete,” Rodney Scott, president of Christopher Street West, told
“I'm not ashamed to be me,” Weir
added. “More than anyone else I know, I love my life and accept
myself. What's wrong with being unique? I am proud of everything
that I am and will become.”
The annual parade, now in its 41st
year, is expected to attract 400,000 revelers as it winds its way
down Santa Monica boulevard to the main entrance to the Los Angeles
Gay Pride Festival at San Vincent Boulevard in West Hollywood.
A second season of Be Good Johnny
Weir is expected for later this year.