"Extra" host Maria Menounos was announced as the parade grand marshal for LA Pride's 2013 celebration. According to a prepared statement, Menounos has been very dedicated to the LGBT community and uses her platform to express equality.

“The LGBT Pride Parade represents something truly American. It’s the celebration of community, a celebration of uniqueness, diversity and progress, and it’s the celebration of a new United States where we do more than 'tolerate' or 'accept' our gay brothers and sisters, but embrace and celebrate them," she said.

The LA Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 9 at 11 a.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

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