Billy Porter to Grand Marshal Pittsburgh Pride Parade

Pittsburgh Pride march and parade Saturday, June 4 at Noon.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter, the Pittsburgh-born, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning actor, singer, and author best known for his roles in Kinky Boots, Pose, and American Horror Story, will be the Grand Marshal of the 2022 Pittsburgh Pride Parade on Saturday, June 4. The parade will step off from the City-County Building on Grant Street Downtown at noon and proceed to the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution festival at Allegheny Commons Park West on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

50 Progress Pride flags will accompany Porter to commemorate this year’s 50th annual LGBTQ Pride Parade in Pittsburgh. The historic and gigantic Pride flag commissioned by Richard Parsakian and designed by Bill Godfrey that has been at over 25 Pittsburgh Pride marches and parades will also join the procession.

Photo courtesy of Richard Parsakian.

Porter will also appear Friday evening at ‘Pride on the Shore‘ where he will debut an exclusive trailer for his new film,  United Artists and Amazon Films’ “Anything’s Possible” which is Porter’s directorial debut. The film was shot in various locations in and around Pittsburgh.  ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE will launch globally on July 22nd exclusively on Prime Video.

The 2022 Pittsburgh Pride march and parade route

From the City-County Building on Grant Street, left onto Fifth Avenue, right onto Liberty Avenue, left onto 6th Street, right into Fort Duquesne Boulevard, left across Andy Warhol Bridge (7th Street Bridge), left on South Commons, continue onto North commons, left at Ridge Ave to the festival.

BEST VIEWING LOCATIONS will be on Grant Street, 6th Street, and best of all the Andy Warhol Bridge. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the parade as it marches through downtown to the North Side.

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Jim Sheppard is a resident of Downtown Pittsburgh. Jim served as a Commissioner on the City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission which investigates instances of discrimination in the City of Pittsburgh and recommends necessary protections in our City Code to provide all people in Pittsburgh with equal opportunities. He has worked for Pittsburgh City Council, the Pittsburgh Mayor, and the Allegheny County Controller. For five years he was the President of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (He / Him / His)