It’s officially Pride month in Los Angeles, and you know what that means: Lots of festivities to choose from. We know it can get overwhelming. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down for you. Here are some of the most essential events to attend this Pride month–be sure to bring sunscreen, protest signs, and your best, queerest self.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9,
WHAT: Beginning at 6 p.m. with a special protest sign-making workshop, followed by a march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8 p.m.
WHO: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Patrisse Cullors and janaya khan (#blacklivesmatter), Sue Dunlap, Lynn Harris Ballen and Judy Sisneros are all confirmed speakers
WHERE: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd.
6 P.M.-9 P.M.
LAAA “OUT THERE” EXHIBIT
WHAT: An all-media exhibition by local queer artists
WHERE: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
7 P.M.-9 P.M.
MIGRATION OF THE MONARCHS
WHAT: A 3-part conceptual art project by Trans artist Yozmit.
WHEN: Part One: June 3, 11-3pm: Yozmit will collect prayers and stitch a ribbon or bead onto a wearable art costume
Part Two: June 9, 7-9pm, Yozmit will perform the art while walking down Santa Monica Blvd.
Part Three: June 10, 10 p.m., Yozmit will perform during the Hollywood Fringe
7 P.M.-11 P.M.
TRANS PARTY AND #SIZZLE
The LA Pride Festival grounds will feature performances by trans artists and activists, as well as a #SIZZLE sober area.
WHERE: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
9 P.M.- 2 A.M.
WHAT: Vanessa Craigslist, HOMOCCULT, and other special guests will take over the Airliner for an all-night dance party.
WHERE: 2419 N Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90031
ADMISSION: $7 before 10pm, $10 after
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,
LA PRIDE FESTIVAL
WHAT: This year’s Pride lineup includes singers Chromeo and Brandy, along with a host of other entertainers.
WHERE: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd
ADMISSION: $20-$30 per ticket
SUNDAY, JUNE 11,
8 A.M.-1 P.M.
WHAT: Starting in Hollywood, the LGBTQ+ community and its allies will march in solidarity with and on the same day as the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC
WHERE: Meet at 8 a.m. on Hollywood and Highland
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE
12 AND 14, 7 P.M.
“CALIFORNIA DREAMS” PRESENTED BY NEW STAGES
WHAT: “California Dreams” explores the world and experiences of LGBTQ seniors on their journeys west literally.
WHERE: Renberg Theatre, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza’s LA LGBT Center, 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90028.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14,
RAINBOW KEY AWARDS
WHAT: Citizens who have done outstanding work for the LGBTQ+ community will be awarded Rainbow Keys to the city. The 2017 Honorees are: Cleve Jones (former aide to Harvey Milk, author of “When We Rise”), JQ International; Eric Paul Leue (Mr. LA Leather 2014); LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn (Transgender activist, public speaker, and business leader); Jewel Thais-Williams (operator of Catch One); and Ruth Tittle (16-year member of the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board).
WHERE: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF DRAG IN A FEW MO-MO
WHAT: A new play by David LeBarron for the Hollywood Fringe about history, tradition, and drag.
WHERE: The Other Space Theatre, 916 N Formosa Ave.
ADMISSION: $8 online, $10 at the door