This article was published on June 17th, 2012
The 2012 Christopher Street West LA Pride Parade was a star-studded event as well-known celebrity drag queens, activists, singers, movie stars, comedians and friends of the LGBT community came to out support the annual event. While the parade had hundreds of people, there were certainly some iconic and familiar faces. The 2012 LA Pride Parade was hosted by social media specialist, Leyla Farah, and Mayor John Duran.
The parade was co-hosted by actor, comedian and writer, Alec Mapa.
Legendary New York drag queen, actress, singer and entertainer, Sherry Vine made a special appearance.
Transgender Canadian beauty queen and Miss Universe contestant, Jenna Talackova, took part in the parade, along with her well-known attorney, Gloria Allred.
Ongina, contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 1, looked smashing in a red hat and dress.
LGBT activist, Betty DeGeneres, proudly marched in the parade. Betty is the mother of comedian, actress, and television host, Ellen DeGeneres.
The parade Grand Marshall was actress, singer and dancer, Molly Ringwald.
Lisa Vanderpump from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes made appearances both at the LA Pride festival and in the LA Pride Parade.
Jeff Parshley and Adam Bouska, co-founders of the NOH8 Campaign proudly marched in the parade, along with dozens of NOH8 campaign supporters.