L.A. PRIDE, the world's first gay pride parade, will celebrate its 45th anniversary this June! Held in 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the first L.A. PRIDE event was a foundational event of the West Coast gay liberation movement. Since 1979, L.A. Pride has been held in the City of West Hollywood, the historical center of Los Angeles gay life. Today, PRIDE is a three-day festival dedicated to celebrating equality and defending the rights of LGBT individuals, incorporating music, art, exhibits, speeches, parties and, of course, the parade itself.
This year, L.A. PRIDE will take place from June 12 to 14.
Friday June 12, the inaugural day of the L.A. PRIDE Festival, is Lavender Menace—a free party celebrating lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women, featuring women DJs and the famous Dyke March.
L.A. PRIDE Music and Arts Festival
This ticketed party at West Hollywood Park celebrates the LGBT experience with multi-stage musical performances, local LGBT and gay-friendly businesses, food and public art. The party lasts from Saturday June 13 to Sunday June 14 and costs $20 per day. We'll list the full schedule of performers when the lineup is announced!
The Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade
Hundreds of thousands of LGBT people and their allies flood the streets of West Hollywood for the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, L.A. PRIDE's centerpiece event. Featuring floats, music and a celebrity Grand Marshal, recognized for his or her contributions to LGBT rights and culture, the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade is southern California's largest LGBT event. The parade runs along Santa Monica Blvd. from Crescent Heights Blvd. to Robertson Blvd., and the bars and restaurants lining the streets join the party with all-day (and all-night) celebrations!