The St. John’s Pride Board of Directors has named students from Indian River High School’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Pride Parade.
The student group was at the heart of a proposal for a rainbow crosswalk in the town of Springdale. The story drew national attention and widespread debate after the proposal was ultimately denied by the Town.
In a release, Derek Semerad of St. John’s Pride says the organization was humbled by the dignity the student group embodied, while standing up for inclusion and representation in their community.
The GSA will lead this year’s pride parade on July 15, kicking off Pride Week in St. John’s.