Honoring Those Who Help Build a Better Community for All

2022 Grand Marshal Categories Include:

  • LGBTQIA+ 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.

  • LGBTQIA+ 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. 2022 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 20, 2022 to participate in the Austin PRIDE 2022 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 click on the button to the right and complete the form to the best of your ability, with a minimum of ONE valid form of contact to the nominee.

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