Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the event’s Grand Marshals for 2015. This year’s marshals are: Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen, both openly gay English actors currently co-starring in the PBS series Vicious. Sir Derek is primarily known for his stage work and in films like The King’s Speech and Gladiator while Sir Ian is often recognized for his recurring roles as Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films; J. Christopher Neal, New York–based artist and leader of FluidBiDesign, an advocacy group and a community for fluid men of African descent; and Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, considered the mother of the Ugandan movement and co-founder of the first Uganda Pride celebration.
Additionally, it was announced the “All American Boy” singer Steve Grand will perform at this year’s Rally on Pier 26 on June 26. You can purchase tickets for that here.