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Grand Marshals of the past

A list of Grand Marshals of Utah’s Gay Pride Parade for the past 15 years

1996

Chasity Bono, the child of iconic duo Sonny and Cher. The first Grand Marshal of Utah’s Pride Parade. Is now known as Chaz Bono.

1997

Candace Gingrich, the lesbian sister of U.S. Congressman Newt Gingrich.

1998

Debra Burrington and Charlene Orchard, founders of the Utah Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign.

1999

Gay actor Dan Butler, “Bulldog” from the Emmy-winning television series Frasier, was official Grand Marshal while Gary and Millie Watts were our local Grand Marshals.

2000

Utah Representative Jackie Biskupski, Utah’s first elected gay woman to the state Legislature.

2001

Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson, the mayor of Salt Lake City.

2002

Utah Senator Alicia Suazo, wife of Pete Suazo who championed queer-rights legislation, and Steve Kmetko host on E! Network entertainment news.

2003

Kate Kendall, Utah native, executive director of National Center for Lesbian Rights.

2004

Bruce Bastian, WordPerfect co-founder and philanthropist.

2005

Utah Senator Scott D. McCoy, Utah’s first elected gay man to the state Legislature.

2006

 J. Boyer Jarvis, Ph.D., 83-year-old human-rights activist and ally to the gay community.

2007

John Amaechi, Utah Jazz player, first NBA player to speak publicly about being gay.

2008

Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City.

2009

Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS Quilt.

2010

Sister Dottie S. Dixon, a beloved fictional character portrayed by local actor Charles Lynn Frost.

2011

Actress and activist Roseanne Barr.

2012

Academy Award-winning screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black.

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