Angela Hucles Mangano, a REALTOR® in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties' Beverly Hills office, served as Grand Marshal of PrideFest 2019 in her hometown of Hampton Roads, Va.
"Growing up, I always felt very different being a female person of color, but also being LGBT, and not really knowing anyone who I could relate to," she says. "Being a part of PrideFest is something I never could have imagined as a young woman."
Hucles Mangano wants to stand up for those who can't. "I am so impressed seeing so many individuals today making a difference in their communities and in people's lives," she says. "For so many years I hid a part of me, scared about what others would think or say. But the LGBT family is all of our families: We are your sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, best friends, coworkers, ministers and service workers. We are the people you interact with on a daily basis."
Colleagues describe Hucles Mangano as an agent with a strong work ethic, modesty and integrity who provides excellent service to her clients. She is also a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and a sports analyst for FOX Sports.
Hucles Mangano has been named the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year and inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. She served as president of the Women's Sports Foundation and founded Empowerment Through Sport, an organization that serves female collegiate and elite athletes.