One City One Pride

Mural by Nina Palomba

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of Pride month (June 30). This year’s theme, “Love is Love,” celebrates the universal bond that unites us, especially during this 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riots.

Some highlights of One City One Pride 2019 include:

  • May 22: Kick-off reception and a staged reading of Dear Harvey with Celebration Theatre
    • Featuring 2 queer poetry pop-ups: “Let Love Flourish,” performances of poems by queer poets past and present by Jason Jenn, and “Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem),” an interactive installation where poets will write you a love poem by Brian Sonia-Wallace.
  • May 25 + 26: New Stages presents I Do,” a musical based on the life stories of, and performed by, LGBTQ seniors
  • June 1 +2: Metropolitan Master Chorale presents Considering Matthew Shepard
  • June 2: Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA present Hearts of Courage
  • June 15: Lesbian Speaker Series presents Tea Time with Stephanie Miller and Beth Lapides
  • June 26: “LA: A Queer History,” a documentary about LA’s contributions to the LGBTQ rights movement
  • June 30: Full day of programming including:
    • Launch of “Crush: First Love, New Talent” an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love
    • Readings from Michael Kearns’ troupe QueerWise
    • “Where Love is Illegal” features portraits of people who live in countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQ. View the exhibit at the West Hollywood Library and join us for a panel discussion.
    • “¡GAYTINO! Made in America”film debut – Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Dan Guerrero brings his acclaimed solo play to the screen.
    • Also, the return of the 2 queer poetry pop-ups

You can view the full schedule for this year below or view this year’s full printed guide booklet here: One City One Pride Program Booklet 2019

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