Honoring Those Who Help Build a Better Community for All

2020 Grand Marshal Categories Include:

  • GBTQIA+ Male Identified Grand Marshal
  • LBTQIA+ Female Identified Grand Marshal
  • LGBTQIA+ Non-Binary Identified Grand Marshal
  • Ally Grand Marshal
What are the qualifications for Grand Marshals?

Nominees must make residence in the greater Austin area and have demonstrated outstanding contributions to Austin’s LGBTQ community for a minimum of five (5) years. Pairs or couples are eligible for nomination.

GBTQIA+ Male Identified Nominees identify as a gay, bisexual, transgender, gender fluid, or queer man
LBTQIA+ Female Identified Nominees identify as a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender fluid, or queer woman
LGBTQIA+ Non-Binary identify as non-binary/genderqueer/genderfluid/non-conforming
Ally Nominees identify as a heterosexual non-transgender man or woman

What happens once I nominate someone?

Nominations will be reviewed by a community panel comprised of past Austin PRIDE Grand Marshals, local and state-wide non-profit representatives, and members of the Austin Pride Foundation. 2020 Grand Marshals will be announced in mid-July.

What’s required of the nominee, if chosen, to be a Grand Marshal?

Grand Marshals are an advocate for Austin PRIDE and must be available Saturday, August 15, 2020 to participate in the Austin PRIDE 2020 Parade.

Can I nominate a previous Grand Marshal again?

Yes! However, a person cannot be recognized for the same contributions as originally honored. If the individual(s) contributed to the LGBTQ community in a different capacity since being selected as a Grand Marshal, then their nomination will be considered.

Please complete the form to the best of your ability, with a minimum of ONE valid form of contact to the nominee.

Latest Pride News

Postponing the Celebration Until 2021

Dear Family, When the COVID-19 pandemic came to Austin in March, it brought with it unprecedented uncertainty not only for our city, but also for our community. There has been much loss. Lost jobs, lost...
Learn More »

COVID-19 Announcements

Covid-19 is not the first pandemic our community has faced. While Austin Pride has no way to predict how things will unfold in this rapidly changing situation, we do know WE ARE FAMILY. Many...
Learn More »