Los Angeles Pride: June 6th-11th, 2017

Founded in 1970, the Los Angeles Pride festival takes place at West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Boulevard. Since its inception, the founders re-branded as LA! Pride: The TLGB Celebration. Los Angeles Pride is one of a growing number of Pride events that stresses public awareness of gay people and their contributions to society thanks to Christopher Street West, the organizers of LA Pride. Christopher Street West’s mission is to create safe and inclusive spaces for self-expression, to inspire an authentic sense of activism in the continued fight for equality, and to celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

The first Pride parade was organized by Christopher Street West (CSW), a non-profit on June 28, 1970. The event was a response to the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City earlier that year. The organization has built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles area. They continue to organize the LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in the City of West Hollywood. They also fund a number of events during the year. Recently, Christopher Street West chose to increase their outreach toward the community because of the recent political situation.

Highlights:

  • The Los Angeles pride had three different stages this year, with a very diverse lineup.
  •  Additionally, people enjoyed the Latin Music Stage which Nisan presented and Club Papi powered.
  • The festival had a wide verity of the infamous Los Angeles food trucks.
  • Also, the staff made free Wifi available for all attendees within the Festival grounds.
  • Activist Alexei Romanoff was named Grand Marshal this year for his contribution to to the LGBTQ+ Community.

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PARADE
Los Angeles Pride #ResistMarch 
Sunday, June 11, 2017
8:00 AM
Instead of the parade this year the Los Angeles pride brought people together for the #resistmarch which started from Hollywood and ended in West Hollywood. The march was in solidarity with the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington D.C. and took place on the same day.

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DAY TIME ACTIVITIES
Pride is Universal at Universal Studios 
Sunday/Monday: June 9th – June 10th 
June 9th at 9:00 am – June 10th at 10:00 am
This event attracted hundreds of people this year who got to tour the sets of many of Hollywoods famous movies. People also partook in rides, shows and attractions, including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, Fast & Furious – Supercharged, TransformersTM:The Ride-3D, The Simpsons Ride, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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PRIDE AT NIGHT
LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium
Sunday: June 9th, 2017
5:30pm – 11:00 pm
This year the Dodgers hosted the fifth annual LBGT night at Dodger stadium. The party which started at 5:30pm and lasted until 7:10 pm was followed by the game in which the Dodgers clinched victory by defeating the Cincinnati Reds by 7-2. 
LGBT Night on June 9 will also include Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s and for the third consecutive year, music by George Figares and DJ Blacklow (Jeremy Blacklow). LGBT Night on June 9 also included Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s and for the third consecutive year, music by George Figares and DJ Blacklow (Jeremy Blacklow).

Los Angeles Pride Festival
West Hollywood Park
Saturday/Sunday: June 10-11, 2017
June 10, 2017 12:00 AM – June 11, 2017 11:00 PM
2017 LINEUP was packed with amazing artists:

  • Brandy
  • Chromeo
  • Young M.A.
  • Erika Jayne
  • Aaron Carter

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