Like, Ohmigod! Molly Ringwald’s Gonna Be Grand Marshal Of L.A. Pride

1980s teen icon Molly Ringwald, now appearing in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of an American Teenager, has been announced as the grand marshal of this lear’s L.A. Pride celebration, reveals the Advocate.

It’s not a terrible pick: The star of  Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Ringwald is now a grown-up ally to the LGBT community who’s filmed PSAs against Prop 8, and included a 6-year-old trans boy in her recent collection of short stories, When It Happens to You.

And she’ll tell anyone who listens that Duckie, her BFF in Pretty in Pink, was a teenage closet case.

But couldn’t they find someone who was actually gay? Adam Lambert’s riding pretty high. And we hear Queen Latifah isn’t opposed to doing Pride events.


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  • Greg

    Personally I think it is fine to have straight allies be grand marshals. It’s all about increasing awareness and if a popular straight celeb has been a role model, I say more power to them.

  • Spike

    Yea, yea, yea, Queerty thinks all Pride Grand Marshals should be gay. Sounds like they would be all for their Exclusive Atlantis Cruises balcony fucking Palm Springs couple to be the Grand Marshals!

    Newsflash Queerty: Pride parades, are just an excuse to start drinking early. No one really cares or even pays attention to who the Grand Marshal is, and in LA, most haven’t even gotten out of bed by the time the Grand Marshal goes by, so why you giving LA LGBT Pride grief, esp, ah hem, when they are paying for advertising on your site?

  • Rob

    I agree with Spike.

  • FunMe

    Straight allies are OK as long as they have done something for our cause. As long as they don’t have publicity WHORES like Paris Hilton (boy was that fiasco), I think it’s fine to have someone like Molly. The model straight allies that should be used in Pride selections are Elizabeth Taylor and Cindy Lauper, who have been in the forefront of equality for all for a long time. Oh, and let’s not forget the young ones, especially Lady Gaga for sure!

    Can you imagine Lady Gaga? That would blow away attendance!

  • Oh, ok

    The pride site says the Trevor Project is the Grand Marshal.

    Guess I won’t be able to sleep all weekend with my drunk STRAIGHT yuppie neighbors running up and down the street shouting, giggling, and tee-heeing at the gays.

    On the bright side this is the one time of year the gays outnumber the straight kids.

  • jason

    I’ve always liked Molly. She eschewed the media whoredom of most Hollywood starlets and went her merry way on her own terms. It’s refreshing to have her around.

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