West Indian Day Parade names 1st ever transgender Grand Marshall

The West Indian Day Parade is all about the culture, and this year, parade participants will be led down Eastern Parkway by a new Grand Marshall. 
Ms. Victoria Cruz, a lifelong Brooklyn native and paradegoer with Puerto Rican roots, is ready to take on the honor of Grand Marshall.  
Lamont Jesse, who is a part of the West Indian Day Parade Association, brought Cruz to the attention of everyone he knew, knowing she would be a great fit.  
Jesse and Cruz met back in 2018 and have been inseparable ever since.  
“Actually, I ran into her on the train. I knew it was destined… my work has to be fighting for the LGBTQ plus community,” said Jesse.  
The parade kicks off officials this Monday.