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On September 20, 2022, a surprise addition was made to this year’s Grand Marshals: Elaine Hendrix. You may recognize Hendrix from her many iconic roles, including Meredith Blake in “The Parent Trap” and Alexis Carrington in the current reboot of “Dynasty.” She is a longtime ally and advocate for the LGBTQ community and was honored by the Human Rights Campaign with their 2022 Ally for Equality Award for her work with PFLAG,

Montgomery is an icon on and off the court. She graduated from UConn as a two-time All-American in 2009 and played on the undefeated team that went on to win a national championsh­ip that year. She was drafted fourth in the WNBA and won two WNBA championsh­ips while also being named an All-Star and sixth Woman of the Year in her 11-year profession­al career.

She retired in 2021 and is now part owner and vice president of the WNBA Atlanta Dream, making it both the only WNBA team with a former player co-owner and majority LGBTQ-owned (Suzanne Abair, one of the other two owners, is also LGBTQ). The team was owned by the anti-LGBTQ former U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler before the WNBA and the NBA board of governors unanimousl­y

Wunsch is a 20-year-old student at Georgia State University studying public policy with a concentrat­ion in public management and governance, a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a certificat­e in social action. She was named as a Grand Marshal for her activism and community organizing. She organized for Stacey Abrams’ gubernator­ial campaign and works with organizati­ons such as March for Our Lives.

Earlier this year, Wunsch traveled to D.C. to lobby with March for Our Lives for universal background checks and the Protecting Our Kids Act, which made changes to federal firearms laws to establish new criminal offenses and expand the types of weapons and devices that are subject to regulation.

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