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ARKANSAS (WFLX) - This weekend, the Northwest Arkansas Gay Pride Parade will feature a 10-year-old boy as Grand Marshal.

Will Phillips is a 10-year-old ambassador for equal rights. He was asked to lead the parade in part because of his decision not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in school. He says he stopped standing when he realized everyone was not being treated equally at school.

"I may be 10, but I'm a person," says Phillips.

"The fact that he is 10 years old and outspoken shows that our children in this country are more intelligent than we give them credit for." Will's family says they are honored and proud, and they're not worried about any backlash.

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