Author-activist Chaz Bono has been named grand marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Bono, the child of gay icon Cher and the late entertainer-politician Sonny Bono, is the subject of the film Becoming Chaz, which premiered last month on nascent cabler the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). He's also written a memoir on the subject of his gender reassignment, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man.

“I am extremely pleased to have been selected grand marshal of one of the nation's largest community pride events,” Bono said in a statement.

Also named celebrity grand marshals are actress Olympia Dukakis and celebrity chef Yigit Pura, star of cabler Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts.

Previous celebrity grand marshals include actress Jennifer Beals, singer Cyndi Lauper, activist Lt. Dan Choi and actress Cloris Leachman.

The annual parade, now in its 41st year, is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of revelers as it winds its way down Market Street to the Civic Center, site of the annual SF Pride Celebration, on Sunday, June 26.