2021 Grand Marshals

Middletown Pride Grand Marshals

Mia

Mia (she/her) or Mia from House of Lay LLC

She’s campy and kooky. Thicc and Spooky. A tiny waist and a subtle face. Mia is a drag entertainer from CT. Mother and creator of the House of Lay, her skill sets are numerous! You can find her running drag shows around CT, doing Pokémon streams on twitch, and hiding from her surplus of unpaid parking tickets!

Kamora Le'Ella Herrington

Kamora Le’Ella Herrington is a mother first, in all of the ways that a mother is. She is the owner and operator or Kamora’s Cultural Corner and is an active Cultural Humility presenter and educator who began her formal career as a teacher for the City of Hartford’s Early Learning Centers in the early 90’s. Through the years she has worked with numerous organizations and groups committed to marginalized communities, and ran a mentoring program for Queer youth in out of home care for 15 years. Kamora is a member of the National Black Justice Coalition’s (NBJC) Leadership Advisory Council, a founding member of CT Black Women as well as a current member and former Chair of the City of Hartford’s LGBTQ+ Commission.

Kamora has been honored as a person committed to supporting and nurturing humans, most recently as a 2019 recipient of the 100 Women of Color Award; she is also very proud to have been awarded the 2016 Association for Experiential Education Person in Charge of Unlocking Potential (PICCOUP) award. Her personal life mission includes, “creating spaces where families are free to love their children” which is the guiding principal of all of her work.

“I’ve lived a life that has placed me in positions where I could either uphold the status quo, or share truths that may not be pleasant, but are necessary,” ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for’; humans willing to step in when necessary and step out when it’s time.”