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Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard—co-chair of Faith Leaders for Fairness and founder of the True Colors Ministry at Highland Baptist Church (and WFPL Defining Fairness interviewee)—will serve as Honorary Grand Marshall in the Kentucky Pride Parade on Friday. Reverend Blanchard was ordained last month, making him one of fewer than two dozen openly gay ministers in the U.S. Baptist Church. 

Donald Taylor, executive director of the Louisville Youth Group, will march as the parade's Grand Marshall. The Kentuckiana Pride Parade and Festival begins with the parade at 8pm Friday and continues Saturday on the Belvedere from noon until 11pm.

Laura produces Curious Louisville, Strange Fruit, and other audio news stories for WFPL.